Godwin Ajom |Calabar
The All Progressive Congress APC in Cross River has remained silent over their plans for the 2023 elections in Cross River State State, even as four people aspirants have so far declared their intention to contest the governorship election under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The latest to declare his ambition is the senator representing Cross River South, senator Gershom Bassey,at the state PDP Secretariat in Calabar.
The senator boasted that there was no other aspirant with the capacity compared to him that is capable of running the state.
“In terms of capacity, nobody running for governorship in this state has my capacity. In terms experience, nobody has the kind of wealth of experience that I have.
“If you are doubting me, I want you people to organize a debate for all the aspirants. When you fail to treat an aspirant or candidate fairly the party loses election. I know that moving forward for the betterment of the party, as a person, I won’t undermine the candidature of any of the aspirant,” he said.
He augured that the PDP had never lost election in Cross River and promised to do everything to win elections while challenging the party excos to organize a debate for all the aspirants.
“Because I am one of the founding members of the PDP in the state, I would do everything within my reach to ensure that the party wins the election.
“We have never lost a governorship elections in Cross River State. The PDP was built on truth , friendship, trust and friendliness. You are a Chairman today because of the truth you stood for.
“After Liyel Imoke completed his 8 years tenure in 2014, under the PDP we zoned the governorship to the north and that after eight years, it will rotate to the south. Has that role been overturned?
There have been concerns that aspirants from the ruling APC and other parties have remained silent over their plans for the 2023 governorship elections in the state.