…Vow to Ensure APC Produces Member for Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency
By Our Reporter
Political Stakeholders in Yala local government area of Cross River state have restated their loyalty to Gov Ben Ayade and the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying they would ensure the party produces a member for the vacant Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency.
The stakeholders, who passed a vote of confidence on the Governor for his industrial revolution initiative noted that Ayade’s industrialization drive cuts across various communities in the northern senatorial district and the other two senatorial districts.
They said this during a meeting held on Friday at the residence of High Chief Higgins Peters in Okpoma, Headquarters of the Yala Council.
According to the stakeholders, if the policy is sustained by Ayade’s successor, the fortunes of the state would be turned around, and therefore called on all Cross Riverians to support Gov Ayade to enable him finish strong.
They also lauded the Governor for providing an opportunity to one of their illustrious sons, Barr. Alphonsus Eba, to emerge as APC state party chairman.
A communique release to press men noted that if the industrialization drive embarked upon by the Ayade’s led administration is sustained by incoming administration, unemployment would become a thing of the past.
Signed by High Chief Higgins Peters and several other prominent sons and daughters of Yala, drawn from 14 political wards, the communique read in part: “That the entire people of Yala welcome the APC State Chairman Elect, Alphonsus Ogar Eba Esq home after his election and also welcome Senator Dr Stephen Odey home after his ease from the Senate and decides to leave all that transpired with the Senatorial seat to the hands of God.
“That the entire people of Yala specially appreciates His Excellency, Governor, Sen Prof Ben Ayade for finding a Yala son worthy as State Chairman of the APC and thanks him for all the ongoing projects in Yala, the Okuku-Okpoma-Mfom dual carriageway project.
“We hereby make a formal appeal that the Ukelle Road, Okuku-Imaje- Echumofana-Akurinyi-Abuochiche single lane, Okuku-Echumoga-Aliforkpa Yache road should be considered along the same line by the Governor.
“That the entire Yala people declared their total commitment to the APC and have resolved to work for the victory of the party in all coming elections.
“That the entire Yala LGA will stand by the Governor in the choice of who flies the ticket of the party in the by-election for Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency.
“Yala APC family resolved to work with the Governor towards the process of producing his successor in 2023.
“That the entire Yala LGA have also committed themselves to embarking on massive registration exercise of new members into the party with the window of the one-month extension and the ongoing INEC registration exercise.
“And that the political ward leaders across the 14 wards of Yala have resolved to collaborate with all political appointees and major stakeholders to mobilise resources and fund the party registration, INEC Voter’s card registration exercises and the new polling units structure that will be put in place.”
Among those who Signed the communique were the APC state party Chairman-elect, Barr. Alphonsus Ogar, Senator Stephen Odey, High Chief Higgins Oko Peters, Hon Dr Fabian Ogbeche, Mr Solomon Ogar, Rt Hon Regina Anyogo, Hon Cynthia Nkasi, Hon Dr Stella Odey-Ekpo, Hon John Ulafor, Mr Ben Lukpata, Barr Fidel Egoro.
Other were Hon Felicia Undielikwu, Dr Julius Uchim Okputu, Rt Hon Ugana Lukpata, Hon Chris Eriba, Barr Leonard Anyogo, Hon John Ogabor, Chief Ogadachichi Osy Bravo, Mrs Philomina Ihieje, Amb Emmanuel Asegem, Hon, Boniface Okache, Hon David Idiku, Mr Francis Peters, Mr Wonor Austin Ibu, Hon Christian Ikiri, Mr Goddy Odama, Rev Festus Ojebe, Hon Patrick Egana, Mr Mark Laffin, Chapter exco members and wards chairmen in the council area.