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Call Cross River National Assembly Members To Order, Chief Victor Effiom Ekpo to PDP National Chairman Over CRS PDP Crisis

As uncertainty continues to rock the People’s Democratic Party in Cross River State, a political stalwart and Managing Director, Cross River State Waterboard limited, Chief Victor Effiom Ekpo has urged the PDP National Chairman to call Cross River National Assembly members to order, to ensure that peace returns to the state chapter of the party.

Making this known during a meeting with stakeholders from Akampka OkoyoƱ ward in Odukpani Local Government Area, Ekpo noted that the existing executives in the ward is drawn from a consensus list reached by stakeholders in the constituency and remains a representation of the desire of the constituents.

He explicitly stated that “here in Akampa ward, we have all decided to work with Senator Prof. Ben Ayade, and his own list stands. The people say they are not interested in team authentic and National Assembly list.”

He further called on “the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic party to caution the National Assembly members from Cross River State to desist from causing confusion that may consume the party and lead to communal crisis in the constituency”

He emphasized that “the Governor is the leader of the party, the number one financier of PDP in the state and we remain his loyalists.”

Also speaking, the Special Adviser to the state governor on Public Affairs, Eyo Ita who is also a stakeholder in the community, affirmed that the ward remains loyal to Senator Prof Ben Ayade. He said “for us in Akampka, we don’t have any team authentic, what we have here are loyalists of the governor. Any other thing they have done, we counter it and we don’t want it here.”

Meanwhile, some executives including the Ward chairman, Bassey Bassey Ayi and the Women leader, Atim Effiom Effiong of Akampka Okoyong ward in Odukpani LGA while highlighting their concerns have denounced their selection as part of the executive members in the list presented by the national working committee. They pointed out incompetence, lack of concensus and consultation as well as unflit loyalty to the governor as the reasons for denouncing the position.



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