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2023: Cross River Will Deliver 100 Percent For Tinubu, says Ayade

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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade has said the state will work hard to ensure the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Speaking to journalists at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, Ayade said: “As for my presidential ambition, indeed, l am grateful to God that He gave me the opportunity to showcase to the country what I had to offer. I am happy because sincerely, l like the reactions that l have received from various people about my speech at the primaries.”

“There was a clear indication that everyone knew that l had something to offer this country, but it was not my time, it was not my day. It was someone else’s and l am happy for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who has taken the ticket of our party.

“Based on the principle of our party, we will all work to deliver him come 2023. Cross River will ensure a hundred percent votes for our presidential candidate.”

Ayade who contested the presidential primary lost to the national leader of the party who polled 1,271 votes to defeat others after collation and counting of the accreditation votes.

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2023: NNPP’ll win Boki 2 Coss River State House seat -Hon. Ekpang

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The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP)’s candidate for the Boki 2 Cross River State House of Assembly, Honourable Raphael Ekpang has said that come 2023 his party will win Boki 2 State House of Assembly seat.

Hon. Ekpang made this known on Wednesday in a chat with journalists in Abuja.

According to the Ace Journalist, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Hon. Hilary Bisong who is currently representing the constituency at the state house for his second tenure has done his part and needs to give way for a true representation. And also, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Hon. Walter Nandi-Esom from Buda ward where Chief, Hon. Dr. Jake Otu Enyia has taken their turn between 2007-2015 is there to make up the number of candidates contesting the position in 2023.

He stated that Hon. Bisong’s representation has not been felt in the constituency not even his immediate community as such he needs to give way since he is going to complete his second term in 2023. While, Hon. Nandi-Esom knew that it is not the turn of Buda ward.

The former Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Correspondents Chapel noted that among the six wards in Boki 2 State Constituency, Buda, Oku/Borum/Njua and Ekpashi wards have taken their turn left Ugep, Kawkagom/Bawop and Bunyia/Okubuchi ward which off course he is the only candidate standing for the contest among the three wards that are imminently qualify for the position come 2023.
However, Hon. Ekpang insisted that his penchant in giving voice to the voiceless, standing for others and using sports to empowering the youths will definitely give him an edge over the other candidates whose missions are yet unknown to the people of Boki 2.

“I am confident that by God’s grace come 2023 March NNPP will win the seat to represent the people of Boki 2 in the Cross River State House of Assembly.
“Our people deserve the best in terms of representation in the state house, and that is why I am going there to do just that. We have youths with different gifts (talents) and all they need is who will help harness their gifts and make them who they really want to be in future.

“With my almost two decades in sports journalism, I believe i can use my contacts both local and international to empower my constituents when I get to Calabar in 2023,” he said.

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