APC chieftain predicts victory for party in C/River


Mr Vice Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Cross River Central Senatorial District, says the party will displace ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in future elections in the zone.

Obun told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Friday that his optimism was based on the gale of defections by chieftains of the PDP to the APC.

“As you are aware, the senator representing Cross River Central on the platform of PDP, Sen. Owan Enoh, recently defected to the APC.

“I want to announce to you that just last weekend, the member representing Obubra 1 constituency in the State House of Assembly, Mr Elocate Ekom, has also defected to the APC.

“So, now we have one member in the house and more are warming up to defect,’’ he said.

According to him, this is a clear indication that the people of the central senatorial zone are inching back to where they belonged.

“It shows that the people of the zone are gradually getting back to the progressive politics where they belonged in the first and second republics.

“It has been our tradition before the advent of the fourth republic in 1999, and even in that 1999, the same scenario played out until former Gov. Donald Duke collapsed everybody into one umbrella.

“Unfortunately, now the umbrella is turn into pieces and water has started finding its level.’’

Obun called for unity among party members in the state, saying that with unity in the party, it would record successes.

“I appeal for a united front in order to outwit our opponents. With peace and unity in the state’s chapter, Cross River is ours to lose in the coming elections,’’ he said.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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