Ex- Cross River Guber Aspirant Congratulates President Jonathan, Ayade
BEVERLY HILLS, December 16, (THEWILL) – A former gubernatorial aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, Mr. Patrick Ugbe, has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan and Professor Ben Ayade for emerging as the party's flag bearers in the just concluded Presidential and gubernatorial primaries respectively.
Ugbe who bared his mind on the PDP primaries lauded the process and described the primaries as fair, and credible, calling on Cross Riverians to lend their support to the candidates
Ugbe commended the Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, for standing by his word and ensuring the governorship slot went to the Northern Senatorial District and for successfully midwifing the process that has not only produced the would- be Governor but candidates for other positions also.
He expressed gratitude to the people of Cross River State for giving an Obudu son in particular the opportunity to emerge and urged them to continue to support the current leadership and its programmes to ensure there is a smooth transition.
The former guber aspirant expressed satisfaction with the process that has led to the emergence of these candidates and expressed the hope that Nigeria and Cross River will be better and bigger under their leadership and noted that their victory was a strong statement made in support of democracy.
He urged Cross Riverians and indeed all Nigerians to queue behind these candidates come 2015 general elections to ensure that PDP maintains the lead to enhance continuity and enable government realise its development agenda and deliver on its mandate.
He said programmes executed by the PDP led administration eloquently speak of the interest the government has in improving the welfare of its citizens and called for massive support in the polls.
Ugbe observed that the party has proved that it has the capacity to accommodate all and appealed to all stakeholders and individuals to bury all personal interests and unite to build a democratic Nation because the country is greater than any one person.
He thanked Cross Riverians for following the process faithfully and lauded their determination in ensuring that the interest of the State was upheld and that the outcome of the primaries enjoyed universal acceptability.