By Ogar Monday
The ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in Cross River has adopted Brian Odey, a candidate of the Labour Party for the Yala 1 State Assembly elections.
The party said the interest of both parties aligns, with the candidate expected to mobilize his supporters for Prince Bassey Otu, the governorship candidate of the APC in the State.
The party’s State Chairman, Barrister Alphonsus Eba, added that the decision has become necessary following a judgment of the Supreme Court which nullified the candidacy of Regina Anyogo, in a case brought before it by Otanya Odey.
Eba said that endorsing Odey is in line with the political calculation and sportsmanship to support the LP in the State.
“As a party, we are adopting the candidate of the Labour Party, Brian Odey in the Yala 1 State Constituency election.
“We are in this alliance because we want supporters of the Labour Party to also support the candidate of the APC in the governorship election,” he said.
On his part, Mr. Brian thanked the APC leadership in the state for endorsing him ahead of the polls.
He assured that he would lead his supporters to vote for the APC governorship candidate.