Peregrino House Race: Conference Of Cross River Professionals Condemn PDP Caucus Screening

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By Laureta Akpan

Governor's Office, Calabar (photo credit: CrossRiverWatch)
Governor’s Office, Calabar (photo credit: CrossRiverWatch)

The Conference of Cross River State Professionals, a socio-political association of professionals from Cross River state have condemn the State PDP caucus screening of governorship aspirants which released a list of 5 finalists out of the 26 who have announced their interest.

The conference in a statement signed by its Convener in Lagos, Mr. Effiong Nyong and made available to CrossRiverWatch called for a delegates election to elect the party’s flag bearer rather than what it calls, a systematic method of elimination of some aspirants from the race to Peregrino House.

The statements reads: “The Conference of Cross River State Professionals roundly condemns what, in the guise of state caucus screening, has turned to a systematic method of exclusion of some aspirants from the governorship race in the state by a cabal in the ruling party.

“We have watched with keen interest the way our collective wealth and resources have been appropriated with impunity since 1999, and we say enough is enough and we demand a change.

“The only way that change can come is through the next election and that is being subverted through the short listing of aspirants by the ruling party rather than allowing the process to go to primaries where as required by the legal instruments of the party, delegates will chose who will bear the party’s flag in 2015.

“We are professional and do not intend to get into partisan politics, but we will also not stand by again and watch the will of our people being frittered away by the interest of a cabal that has held the state down for many years.

“Any candidate that emerges through this method of elimination which ab initio is not recognized by any organ of law shall not be acceptable to the generality of the people of our state.

“We hereby call on the PDP leadership at the national level to call the party in the state to order and press it upon them to respect the role of the people in the democratic process.”

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2 commentsOn Peregrino House Race: Conference Of Cross River Professionals Condemn PDP Caucus Screening

  • cross rivarians will not allow its pple to be intimidated by any intimidating factor,its high time we get it right,no to politics of imposition,all we need is a level playing ground for d right man to get d job.we will rise against any form of imposition 2 give us a half bake candidate,we need a candidate that can restore the days dat the locust has eat and take us back 2 d gloroius days,,,,,viktoria accerta,aluta continua.

  • What is this caucus everyone seems to be talking about? Who authorised formation of the caucus? Who are the members? When was the caucus constituted? How was it constituted?
    What criteria qualified the members for it? These are some of the questions begging for urgent and sincere answers.

    Criminal elements in the state have always banded together to influence elections for one of them so that the polity remains in perpetual want. We have kept quiet all along and now the cabal believes it has carte blanche to hijack every election al whatever level.

    Rise up, Cross Riverians and put paid to their hijinks. They do not have monopoly for agitation. Look the devil in the eye and tell him loudly and succinctly that you resist him. He will run away.

    Cross Riverians, this is a clarion call for action. RISE UP AND RESIST THIS EVIL

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