A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River State and Chairman House Committee on Local Content, Hon Legon Idagho has ascribed the influx of members into the APC in Cross River to the leadership strides of the State’s Governor, Ben Ayade.
According to Legon who represents Obanliku, Obudu and Bekwarra Federal constituencies at the Green Chambers, the gains recorded by Ayade’s administration since assumption into office is sufficient to win the State for the APC in the forthcoming 2023 General elections.
The trained lawyer cum politician stated this in a recent exclusive interview with the Sunnewspaper, Legon said the success of the recent APC ward congresses in the state attests that the party is well positioned to retain the state in subsequent elections.
“Our Governor has done well in terms of human capital development; for the first time in Cross River State we have a huge number of politicians in the payroll either being appointed as SAs, PAs, board members, chairman boards and commissioners.
“When he was doing it everybody was wondering what the governor was doing, he said he was expanding governance, he said he was putting food on the table, but this has paid off on the long run because so many politicians have identified with him, added to move with him in their numbers; don’t forget that politicians also have their people following them so there is a multiplier effect and as people move in their numbers the other people as well the grassroots also move with them, Legon said “
Listing Ayade’s achievements Legon mentioned some of the projects embarked on by the Governor, in his words;
“In the aspects of projects he has done so well, he has tried to industrialize the state, he has done a lot of factories, Karachika, power plants and couple of other projects he has done, you know like as I said work-in-progress project in Cally Airline, he is building cargo airport in Obudu, he’s dualizing the roads across the five local governments in the northern senatorial district. The last time I followed him to the teachers training college in Biase, I was awed, I have never seen a project by any administration so beautiful like that. It’s a lovely project.
Speaking further he said ; ” Yes I am 100 percent confident about it, if you have been following events in the past few weeks in Cross River State as soon as the governor decamped to APC, you will see that there has been a mass movement of politicians to All Progressive Congress, it has never happened before from the history of Cross River, so many politicians, from Bakassi to Obanliku, there has been massive decamping.
“It’s almost like a contest for people to decamp in droves and in their numbers and politics is a game of numbers when the majority of the people link into political party positions you can begin to tell. You don’t need a soothsayer to tell you that this is where the elections will turn at the end of the day. So, I think that APC will be the party to beat in Cross River State in 2023 Legon concluded.