By CrossRiverWatch admin
A former Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Clement Ebri has confirmed to CrossRiverWatch that he will be formally received into the All Progressives Congress, APC fold on Thursday December 17, 2015 in his political ward, Mkpani in Yakurr local government area of Cross River State.
The former Governor who spoke to CrossRiverWatch yesterday said all along he has been a supporter of the ruling party though he did not take part in open political activities.
He pointedly said he was not moving from another party to APC but was joining APC from his political holiday.
CrossRiverWatch gathered that an array of the Party’s chieftains in the state as well as from outside the state have been lined up to welcome Chief Ebri in a huge ceremony in Mkpani.
Some of the big names expected at the ceremony include the Governor of Nassarawa State, Tanko Al Makura, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Usani, Leader of the 7th Senate and APC chieftain, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, SAN and Prince Jedy Agba, OFR.
Mr. Clement Ebri is a 1978 economics graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He went into journalism after his National Youth Service. He became Economic Editor of the Nigerian Chronicle.
He was elected a member of the Constituent Assembly convened in 1988 to fashioned out a new Constitution for the country by the then Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida representing the old Obubra division.
He was elected the first Governor of Cross River State in January 1992 under the National Republican Convention, NRC but lost the position on the 26th November 1993 when late General Sani Abacha toppled the interim National Government constituted by General Ibrahim Babangida before he stepped aside as President in August 1993.
In 1999 Clement Ebri was appointed Chairman of National Political Reform Committee to recommend provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to be amended.
Clement Ebri is largely seen as a man of integrity and principles.
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