C’ River 2023: Stakeholder endorses PDP governorship candidate; PDP thank electorates in Northern senatorial district for returning party flagbearers

As preparations heightens towards Saturday March 18, 2023 Governorship and State Assembly Elections, a Legal luminary and former Cross River South Senatorial Aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ntufam Joe Edet has endorsed the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP Senator (Prof.) Sandy Ojang Onor as his preferred contender for the governorship slot in the state.

Dr. Joe Edet made this known while fielding questions from LENS Reporter in Calabar on Monday March 13, 2023. He said that Senator Onor is the only governorship candidate with the requisite knowledge in administration having served as Executive Chairman of Etung Local Government Area and a two-time member of the Cross River State Executive Council as Commissioner. According to him, his antecedent in governance at the grass-root and state coupled with a legislative experience as a member of the upper chamber of the National Assembly stands him out.

Meanwhile, the Northern Cross River Senatorial District of the PDP has organized a thanksgiving event to thank members of the party for returning Senator Jarigbe Agom to the Senate as their representative during the February 25, 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections. Others that clinched seats in the lower chamber of the National Assembly are Chief Ambassador Peter Akpanke to represent the Obanliku/Obudu and Bekwarra Federal Constituency and Barrister Godwin Ofiono as winner of the Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

The programme which was held at the Ogoja Mini-Stadium featured a victory rally and presentation of the certificate of return to the people in appreciation for their teaming support at the polls.

Speaking at the occasion over the weekend, the state PDP Chairman Barrister Venatius Ikem thanked them for a job well done but implored them to finish it by voting for the PDP governorship candidate Senator (Prof.) Sandy Onor and all state House of Assembly candidates under the PDP platform in the March 18, governorship and state assembly elections.

The event was attended by PDP members from the Local Government Areas that make-up the Northern Senatorial District in Cross River State namely Obudu, Obanliku, Bekwarra, Ogoja and Yala.

By: Archibong Emmanuel

(Snr. Reporter)