Cross River REC, Briyai Joins Bayelsa Guber Race, Explains Choice Of APC

In Breaking News, National News, Politics

By Ushang Ewa

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River State, Dr. Frankland Briyai has resigned.

Briyai who took over from Mike Igini in 2017, announced his resignation on Thursday following weeks of speculations.

He has joined the gubernatorial race in his native Bayelsa state and hopes to shake off heavyweights to clinch the ticket of the All Progressives Congress, a decision he said was in concord with the yearnings of his people.

“I have critically considered their demand and dilemma. I have heard their call to selfless service that had always been my lifestyle.

“For the sake of the very important call to rescue the kind, peace-loving and great people of Bayelsa State, I have resigned my appointment as a Resident Electoral Commissioner in the Independent National Electoral Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with effect from Thursday, the 8th of August, 2019,” he said.

Briyai, who served for 30 years in the Air Force from 1972 to 2002, said his strides in service as a military man and in the employ of the NDDC among others as well as laurels won showed he has, “the potentials and capacity to impact a remarkable change and lift Bayelsa State up to the next glorious level that would make it stand proudly among the great states in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and bring back the glory of all land to the oil rich small state of Bayelsa.”

On his choice of the APC, he averred that since his views and ideological leanings are progressive, it was only fitting that he aligns, “with the very best of the progressive political parties.” He promised to take the oil rich state to the “next glorious level.”

INEC has since fixed November 16 for the polls.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On Today

You may also read!

Teacher Essien Ita Educational Foundation Sponsors 20 To Calabar Coding Class 2021

By Maxwell Effiong The Calabar Coding Class 2021 will open tomorrow, Friday April 23, 2021 with 20 students expected


CALABAR: Civic Space Actors Halt Rights Violation In Politically Motivated Case

… Reclaim The Civic Space Team Hails Cross River CP For Stopping Abuse Of Office By Archibong Jeremiah and Jonathan


#EndPoliceBrutality: Cross River Panel To Sit Today After 50 Days Recess

By Patrick Obia and Rachel Idim The Cross River State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into Police Brutality and Restitutions,


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now