By Jonathan Ugbal/Frank Edima/Christiana Alawa/Elijah Ugani
Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke today stated that he lacks words to describe the gubernatorial candidate of the people’s democratic Party, Senator Ben Ayade.
The governor made this statement while addressing a crowd of supporters at the flag-off of the PDP campaign in Ogoja yesterday. He stressed the need for all northern Cross Riverians to support their son Senator Ben Ayade while urging them to collect their permanent voters cards (PVC). He also praised the crop of young politicians from the senatorial district.
“One thing about northern cross river state is that you have one thing, which is vibrant and young candidates with capacity, you have young men and women who have capacity to lead Nigeria.”
“When we talk of a young dynamic team, that is what we have given you in Cross River State, so vote for them, take a look at the state house of assembly candidates, what is common about them? Youthfulness, give them your total support.”
“We are here today and when we move to the central and southern senatorial districts, some of you will come and show them that you have the governorship position. He was my choice before he became your choice, people kept doubting the capability of the northern senatorial district to produce the number one person in the state, they kept saying it should go to another senatorial district but the time has come when every citizen in the state can become the number one person in the state, it is also the right of everybody in the PDP to become the number one person in the state.”
“Now you have produced a man with capacity, a detribalized man, an astute academic, a senator, a professor and in fact there are two professors, one is a former minister, commissioner, vice chancellor, the other is a business mogul, academic, young professor, I lack words to describe him, I don’t know if it is because of the titles but you have to collect your Permanent Voters Cards to vote him into power, I hear there are what? Over twenty, thirty thousand uncollected Permanent Voters Cards? Go and register and collect because it will not be fair if votes for your son from the central or south are more than those from the north” he concluded.
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