A governorship aspirants under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Engr Nsa Ekpenyong Asuquo, has consulted leaders of the party in the State, assuring them that apart from his vision to ensure the maritime sector operates at its best, he would also make sure that any non-functioning industry and factory established by the Gov Ben Ayade-led administration would work at full capacity.
Speaking at the State Secretariat of the APC, Wednesday, while making his intention to take over from the incumbent Governor known to the party leaders, Asuquo said, “I will ensure that there is no industry set up by the Governor Ben Ayade-led government that will be left moribund. I will make them work hundred percent.
“Most of the industries the incumbent governor has built have the long term propensity of firing Cross River into economic prosperity.
“And I think opportunity should be given to someone who understands how to pilot the frameworks that are already on ground, especially the Bakassi Deep Seaport project.
“We will ensure the legacy of Gov Ben Ayade is not only sustained but made to function optimally thereby cutting to the lowest minimum our high unemployment rate,” Engineer Asuquo said.
He further assured Cross River people of his ability and preparedness to win the primaries and the main election scheduled for next year, and therefore solicit for support.
In his remarks, the State party chairman, Alphonsus Ogar Eba, said the aspirant ‘washed some dirt off us,’ and lauded the Asuquo for donating the latest Toyota Hiace bus to the party.
His supporters, who also made their opinion known, believed strongly that the Maritime guru was the right man for the plum job and therefore promised to give him maximum support till the battle for the Peregrino Government House is won in 2023.