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Only truth can save PDP in Cross River, says party chiefs

Senator Gershom Bassey, representing Southern Senatorial District of Cross River, yesterday, stated that only truth could save the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Senator Gershom Bassey

Senator Gershom Bassey, representing the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River, yesterday, stated that only truth could save the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bassey spoke during a rally at the PDP Secretariat in Calabar to celebrate Christmas and consultation before the 2023 elections.

The senator, who came into the company of support groups, noted that the party must stand on the truth, which was agreed in 2015 by stakeholders of the party in the state.

“In 2015, as a party, we said it was the turn of the Northern Senatorial District and we zoned the governorship to the north.

“This was because, in 1999, Mr. Donald Duke from the Southern Senatorial District became the governor and after eight years in 2007, PDP zoned the governorship to the Central Senatorial District.

“This arrangement brought Sen. Liyel Imoke to be the governor for eight years; now after all the zones have led for eight years, it is the turn of the south, this is the truth and the party should abide by it,” he maintained.

Responding, Mr. Venatius Ikem, Chairman of the PDP in Cross River, said he had no doubt the party’s executive would stand by the truth in choosing a candidate for the 2023 gubernatorial election.

Ikem said the party would provide a level playing field for all aspirants of the party for the 2023 elections.

He, however, added that what makes a political party lose an election is the unfair treatment of its members.

“As the chairman, I love to stand by the truth and I have no doubt about the history of the party and the decisions it reached.

“The party executive will do the needful to ensure that power in the state returns to the PDP in 2023 as I will never do anything to undermine the candidature of any member of the party,” he said.

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