Pro Imoke Aspirants Emerge In Cross River House Of Assembly PDP Primaries

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By Jonathan Ugbal


Aspirants loyal to the State Governor, Liyel Imoke seem to have carried the day in yesterday’s State House of Assembly primaries of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Cross River State.

Available results so far as gathered by CrossRiverWatch reveal that the in the governor’s local government, incumbent, Hon. John Gaul Lebo won all the 53 votes to defeat Dr. Bassey Bassey, while businessman and former Personal Assistant to the governor, Mr. Jessy Ejemot also defeated Hon. Ngim Okpo in Biase. Peter Odey will also be bearing the flag of the ruling party at the general election after winning the primaries in Ogoja.

Former Chairman of Odukpani LGA, Bassey Akiba also defeated his opponent to emerge as the party flag bearer for the LGA. Eno Williams was reported to have won in one of Yakurr state constituency while materials were said not to have gotten to Obudu as at press time.

In Calabar South which has two representatives in the Cross River Assembly namely: Constituency 1 (consisting of wards one to nine) and constituency 2 (consisting wards ten to twelve) saw the incumbent representatives winning landslide victories in their respective constituencies.

Ephraim Okon of Constituency 1 won Asikpo Okon with a total of 52 votes out of a possible 55 at the Government Secondary School, Lagos Street ground.

His counterpart in constituency 2, Joseph Bassey was returned as PDP’s candidate unopposed with 22 affirmative votes out of 22 at the Edgerley Memorial Girls Secondary School, Edgerley road, Calabar.

Fred Osim, another of Imoke’s former aides also emerged from Ikom LGA in a contest where he was expected to be pitched against incumbent, Agbiji Agbiji, who abstained from the process for lack of transparency.

In Obubra, Dr. Eloke took the day for Constituency 1 while Friday Ogbechi won in Constituency 2. And in Boki LGA, former SA on Students Affairs to Imoke, Hillary Bisong took the day.

While speaking to CrossRiverWatch at the constituency 1 ground, Hon. Essien Ayi, a third term member representing, Calabar South, Akpabuyo and Bakassi Federal constituency in the National Assembly described the event as a formality. ”The Party spoke of consensus in order to reduce election costs to the barest minimum, but we still have to come out here to affirm our choice of candidates”.

In the same vein, the Calabar South Chairperson, Majorie Asuquo asserted that ”We have agreed to return our House of Assembly members and we are here to affirm that in a peaceful manner”.

Ephraim Okon while addressing journalists at the primaries ground, claimed effective representation was the reason behind the wide margin he won the primaries while his counterpart in constituency 2, Joseph Bassey declined comments.

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8 commentsOn Pro Imoke Aspirants Emerge In Cross River House Of Assembly PDP Primaries

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  • those who see cross river as their inheritance are not reading the changes in the times. people are no more thinking about rice and maggi politics they are now looking at the delivery of dividends of democracy in terms of provision of good roads and not loaning money to provide roads that spring up potholes before the end of life of the administration.

  • Pro imoke or not,leadership is at its lowest point in cross river under him.

  • What happen 2 Ikom 2, Akamkpa,yala 1 etc

  • Nawah o! PDP in cross river state in particular and Nigeria in general,still have a whole lot of work to be done in the area of selecting or rather electing deligates. It is rather unfortunate to know that no fewer than 77 delegates were given the right to elect a man that will represent a population not less than 144,000 in calabar south state contituency in the state house of assembly. The duo,who are incumbent are expected to represent this number for another 4 years. They are to consolidate and sustain the gain of democracy(if at all,there is any) in their constiuency. They are expected to say the mind of the people before the floor of the house(if at all they know the onus). The question that borders me the most is: in the past four years,how have their represenation affected the common man in the street positvely. A man who can barely eat a square meal. Wisen up,lets be very frown to ourselves,these men are there to represent their families and pockets nothing more. Given this senario i besige all lovers of democracy to vote for effective represenation and transparency come 2015

  • who ever emerges the winner we will work with him

  • This is a defeat of the century.where was so call abuja connection?imoke i salute you,carry go

  • Liyel Imoke is the worst thing to happen to Cross river state. His failure to sustain and build on the legacy of his erstwhile predecessor is glaring.This man should cover his face in shame for his failed leadership.

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