PDP will suffer consequences in C’River if right things are not done says Rep

PDP will suffer consequences in C’River if right things are not done says Rep

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Hon. Daniel Asuquo (PDP) Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency, C’River

A governorship hopeful in Cross River State and member of the National Assembly representing Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency, Hon. Daniel Asuquo has warned that his party; the Peoples Democratic Party, risks dare consequences if the right things are not done on who becomes the flag bearer for the 2023 general elections in the state.

Speaking in an interaction with newsmen in his newly opened governorship campaign office locate at Ndidem Usang Iso Road in Calabar, Hon. Asuquo said he is entering the governorship race with a track record of his performance which can be measured from the time he was the Local Government Chairman of Akamkpa Local Government Area and later the Director-General of the State Rural Electrification Agency up to his present record in the National Assembly.

He said the party must use this time to right the wrongs in decision making. “it is worthy to note that if we must win we must employ a dignify means of selecting an impeccable candidate that will give the party (PDP) a landslide victory against the incumbent APC come 2023”

He reechoed the issue of zoning the governorship ticket of the party to the southern senatorial district of the state where he comes from, saying that even though that is not the primary driver of his aspiration, it remains a moral issue that is right and just to do.

He maintained that zoning is both in the constitution of the PDP and is constitutional.

Asked if warning the party means he would dump the party if the right thing was not done, he responded that doing the right thing is having a level playing ground for the party flag bearer to emerge from a free and fair contest.

He gave some insight into the inputs contained in the recently passed new Electoral Act as it concerns a party having a candidate out of Consensus. According to him, the provisions for having a consensus candidate it not easy because every aspirant who bought form to contest must swear to an affidavit that he has conceded his or her aspiration for the consensus candidate.

He also spoke of his vision for the state, saying that it is that of partnership with the people to get the work done.

He spoke of waking up the ideals and the established visions of former governor Donald Duke, former Governor Liyel Imoke, and that of the incumbent governor Ben Ayade.

His words; “Duke established Tourism economy, Imoke added rural development and Ayade is trying out with industrialization. We will look at the industries and see how they can work but there is a lot of work to be done on them. So uncompleted industries will not be ignored”

He cited the instance of the Cocoa processing factory built by governor Ayade, saying he has been in the Cocoa business for years and has up to two hundred persons under his employ. He commanded the investment in the Cocoa processing industry noting that it is a development that can draw good Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) earnings for the state but it needs to be done properly done.

“What we need is a new consciousness of trust and patients with the people in the state”.

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