Mammoth crowd in Cross River state as APC National Women Leader Dr Betta Edu, APC Governorship Candidate Sen Prince Otu & others Receive Hon. Goddy Etta, with over 15,545 others who defected to the APC in her Federal constituency.
The popular saying all politics is local. The last few days have been full of Haverst as the APC National women Leader Dr Betta Edu have been visiting several wards within her Federal Constituency to preach the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu message and receive more persons defecting from other Parties to APC in her Federal constituency,
Christmas Eve was marked in grand style in Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency , as a wind of change blew sweeping all the big wigs and Heavy politics from PDP into APC.
Party faithfuls of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) convened in Ugep to witness the defection of one of Yakurr’s political strongholds; a one time Local Government Chairman, former PDP state Secretary, former Commissioner for Education, former Commissioner for water Resources, Hon. (Obol) Godwin Etta, who was a bonafide PDP faithful but has moved with all his supporters and other heavy weights from PDP into the ruling party APC.
The event which had all The Who is who in Cross River state had in attendance the Gubernatorial Candidate , Sen. Prince Bassey, the APC state Chairman Mr. Alphonsus Ogar Ebam, the Speaker of the CRS house of Assembly, Distinguished Rt.hon Eteng Jones Williams, The SSG of Cross River state Hon. Tina Agbor, Commissioner of Lands John Inyang and several other commissioners, the DG Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Janet David Ekpenyong , Rev.Dr. Mercy Akpama, the House of Assembly candidate Yakurr State Constituency 2, Cyril Omini for Constituency 1, and a host of other party leaders.
The state Chairman, Mr. Alphonsus Eba in his welcome address appreciated the constituency for giving APC such an overwhelming support, and for coming out in their numbers to support their own son, Obol Etta. He further stated that APC is a home for all and will always give all her members a shoulder to lean on whenever the need arises. He also officially welcomed all defectors to the APC family on behalf of Governor Ben Ayade the Leader of the party in cRS and encouraged them to go all out for the APC come 2023.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lead defector, Hon. Obol Goddy Etta stated that he had been in PDP since August 1998, and that he will never lead his people astray. He declared his full support for the APC, and urged all his followers to vote for the Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Tinubu, the Gubernatorial Candidate , Sen. Prince Bassey Otu come 2023, and also support the Senatorial Candidate, Rt. Hon Eteng Jones Williams. He reaffirmed his Loyalty to Governor Ben Ayade and declared that he’s not moving to the APC alone but with 15,545 others, and will still work assiduously to bring many more.
The NWL of the APC, Dr. Betta Edu in her speech welcomed the defectors to the party, assuring them that APC is an all inclusive party. In her own words, “APC is here to bring renewed hope, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu our Presidential candidate is the best and only option for the General elections, he will bring prosperity at the grassroots and provide solution to issues on ground… he is a thinker and a doer. APC is an all inclusive party, we’ll carry everyone along we must vote for all APC candidates strictly from top to bottom”. “ Now you believe that the only party in our constituency is APC, With Hon. Goddy the other parties are dead and buried!
Meanwhile, the Gubernatorial Candidate Sen.Prince Bassey Otu expressed his excitement by eulogizing the defector, Obol Goddy Etta. He reiterated that he has a great relationship with Goddy Etta that stand over decades, and that he knows the quality and values he’s going to add to the APC. He also expressed his gratitude to the Digital Governor, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade, who has set the party on a proper foundation for growth.
-“For one to be called a leader, you must have the keys to open doors both Internationally and Locally; I am that man that can open any door. Let all Crossrovarians stand up for once and be counted come 2023 vote for APC.”- says the sweet Prince.
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