2023: Imoke, others charge Nigerians to shun APC for failed promises
The former Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, and other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state have called on Nigerians to shun the All Progressives Congress (APC) for failing to deliver on its promises.
Speaking at different town hall meetings held in Calabar Municipality, Biase, and Akamkpa local councils, alongside notable party chieftains to sensitise traditional/religious bodies, civil society groups, party faithful and the general populace on the need to believe in the Atiku/Okowa ticket and in the PDP as the only panacea to correcting the eight disastrous years of APC that has left the citizenry impoverished and despondent, Imoke said: “It will be dangerous and disastrous to entrust APC with power again at the federal and states’ levels because they have failed woefully.”
Imoke, the leader of the party in the state and Deputy Director General Operations Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, stated that it is only the PDP that has the solutions to the present bad governance and leadership deficit in the state.
He added that whatever the APC and its supporters have been re-echoing were mere repetitions of failure as Atiku /Okowa presidency remains the only viable option for Nigeria.
He, therefore, cautioned the people against any resort to ethnic sentiments in voting, declaring that votes wasted on Labour Party (LP) and other mushroom parties would amount to conferring advantage on the rudderless APC and reinforcing failure.
On his part, the senator representing Cross River South in the National Assembly, Gershom Bassey, said that as a representative of the people, he is shocked at the negative change that the APC has brought upon the country and its citizens in the last eight years.
Bassey told the crowd of teeming supporters who thronged the venues that APC at the national level has failed, stating that the debt that the present administration has incurred is in trillion of naira, revealing that the APC administration has resorted to taxing the people on everything in order to meet up with the cost of running the government.
He assured the people that Atiku campaign organisation has come up with a blueprint and five-point agenda that will tackle the mess created by the “failed APC government”.
The PDP National Women Leader, Prof Stella Effa-Attoe pleaded with the people never to accept, nor vote for any party except the PDP.
The PDP Senatorial candidate for Cross River South, Ntufam Ekpo Okon, and the member representing Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency and PDP candidate, Ntufam Etta Mbora also reminded the people that if there was any chance of redeeming the present situation, then the PDP should be voted back to power at all levels.
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