Why I Applied To Withdraw My Election Petition Against Ayade – Fidelis Ugbo

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Governor Ben Ayade and Ntufam Fidelis Ugbo
Governor Ben Ayade and Ntufam Fidelis Ugbo

The Labor Party candidate in the last governorship election in Cross River State, Ntufam Fidelis Ugbo has told CrossRiverWatch exclusively that he applied to withdraw his petition from the Cross River State Governorship Election tribunal because he did not want to become part of the problem of the State.

Ugbo whose petition was dismissed on Friday after applying to withdraw it, told CrossRiverWatch on telephone that the time for politics has passed and it was now time to think about the development of the state and avoid causing distractions to the man on the saddle.

According to him, “Cross River state is a place where I have worked for and put in over ten years of my life. I know the challenges besetting the state are numerous and having known that, I believe that for the progress and development of our dear state, I should not make myself part of the problem of Cross River State.

“We need to give people chance and we need to make progress. There is time for politics and there is time to think of the progress of our state; so for that reason and for the interest of the people of Cross River state and for the development of our state, I decided that I should withdraw the matter from the tribunal.

“Though the party (LP) believes that they want to continue with the matter but personally, by my personal conviction, I took a different decision to ensure that we don’t create unnecessary distractions.”

It will recalled that Ntufam Fidelis Ugbo who came third in the governorship election which was won by Senator Ben Ayade and followed in a distant second by the APC candidate, Odey Ochicha, dragged Ayade and the PDP to the tribunal alleging irregularities in the conduct of the election.

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