Godwin AJOM, Calabar
One of the aspirants for the position of governor of Cross River State under the banner of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Chris Agara has advised the party against sentiments or acts of favouritism in the processes leading to the choice of the party’s candidate for the election.
Agara gave the advice at the APC secretariat in Calabar, where he declared his interest to contest the 2023 governorship election. He is the second aspirant from the APC who has so far declared openly to contest for the APC’s governorship ticket. The first was Senator John Owan Enoh who is also from the same central senatorial district of the state.
“I am a loyal party man. Part of the reason why my team and I are here is to notify this noble house that I am nursing the ambition and to declare my intention to contest for the seat of governor of Cross River State, come 2023. I am soliciting your support and encouragement. Make sure there is a level playing ground for us all.
“No man goes to battle without members of his community and hopes to emerge victorious at the end of the battle. I am the only Cross Riverian with capacity to do the job of governorship of the state in 2023,” he said.
Responding, the APC state deputy chairman, Prince Eka Williams said “if the success of this political family is to be told, history cannot be separated from this family. He is one of the formidable forces and financiers of even our former political party, before we subsequently defected to the ruling APC. Agara is one of our strongest pillars in the party.
“Go to the trenches, go to the wards and local governments to solicit for votes, I do not see the electorate as going to turn their back against you.”