Cross River: Caravan from APC return to PDP as North Senatorial district receives Sen. Jarigbe


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Cross River chapter on Sunday in Ogoja received over 5,000 returnees from the All Progressives Congress (APC) into the PDP.

The event held at Government Technical College playground Ogoja, was part of the grand reception for Sen. Jarigbe Agom representing Cross River North Senatorial District.

The State Chairman of PDP Mr. Venations Ikem said the return of former PDP members and the entrance of new members was a big boost to the party ahead of future elections in the State.

The returnees and the new members were drawn from the five Local Government Areas that make up the senatorial district viz: Ogoja, Yala, Obanliku, Obudu, and Bekwara.

Among those who returned to the PDP was former Special Adviser to Governor Liyel Imoke on Budget, Dr. Peter Oti.

The Chairman also lauded the party faithful for coming out massively to show their support and solidarity to Senator Jarigbe Agom.

“I can say that since the time of former Senate President, Joseph Wayas, Cross River North had not witnessed this number of crowd.

“I say with confidence that Cross River North has never produced a Senator as popular as Jarigbe Agom, ” he said.

He described Sen. Agom as ” a gift from God. ”

On his part, the leader of PDP in the State, former Governor Liyel Imoke said that with the success of Sen. Agom and his soaring popularity “the sky is the limit” for PDP in the district.

He called for total support for the Senator and the party State Chairman both of who are from the Northern Senatorial District.

“With your massive support, I am sure the party will maintain its stronghold on Cross River in the forthcoming elections.

“The two can form a very strong synergy, ” Imoke said.

In his remarks, Sen. Jaribe Agom said he was highly elated by the turnout of people at the reception.

“The large crowd here signifies that there is something wrong in our State and we need to correct that.

“We must have people in government who are modest and less enthusiastic.

“The law of retributive justice is real but by the grace of God we will get out of this bad situation that we found ourselves,” he said.

He encouraged the people to remain positive, adding that there was hope at the end of the tunnel.

“I will do my best and you will be proud that you have made a good choice. Stand firm and do not be intimidated by anybody, ” he said.

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