By Magnus Effiong
Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Convention scheduled for the end of October, the Consensus candidate for the position of National Women Leader, Professor Stella Effah-Attoe, says she will justify the confidence reposed in her.
Professor Effah-Attoe, who stated this, in a Press statement made available to journalists in Calabar on Sunday, said there is no winner and no vanquished following her emergence and extended her hand of fellowship to her fellow contestants.
Professor Effah-Attoe said: “Let me assure you all that my appreciation will show better in my loyalty to our cause in the discharge of my duties fairly to make you justify the confidence you have reposed in me.
“I wish to let these great ladies to know that in the race for the position of the PDP National Woman Leader, there is no Victor and no Vanquished. We are all winners and striving to contribute our quotas towards the upliftment and sustenance of our great Party.”
” I call upon my two lovely sisters namely Chief Amina Divine Arong and Mrs Nella Andem Ewa (SAN) to join hands with me in working towards enhancing the role and status of PDP women in particular and Nigerian women in general”, Prof. Effah-Attoe said.
She commended stakeholders of the Party for finding her worthy, saying “it is a manifestation of the formidable bond amongst us in the PDP enclave, as it exists in the State today, under the distinguished leadership of Sen Liyel Imoke, and Mr Donald Duke, all former governors of the State.”
According to her, these two great leaders were the original conveners of the Party in the beginning just as they have graciously re-dedicated their efforts to provide a formidable platform to move Cross River State PDP forward.
She hailed the collaborative effort of members of the National Assembly including Senators Gershom Bassey, Sandy Onor, Jarigbe and our House of Reps members, former Deputy Governor, Efiok Cobham, Esq, the new State Party Chairman, Venatius Ikem, Esq, the PDP State Executive Committee, all the Caucus members of the Party, other Stakeholders and PDP members across board.
She commended the wife of the leader of the party, Mrs Obioma Liyel Imoke, Esq, who incidentally is a formidable member of our great party and a great mobiliser and motivator of women, especially Cross River women, adding that she played a great role in bringing unity amongst the women of Cross River State PDP and the female aspirants.
By Magnus Effiong