Thursday, 21 June 2018

I will only do one-term of four years and reposition the state in 3 Years - Paul Udayi

 | 21 June 2018 | Ukorebi Esien

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Cross River State, Dr. Paul Udayi, has said if given the opportunity to run the affairs of the state as governor, he will only do one-term of four years under which he will I reposition the state on the path of development and return her lost glory.

The Obudu born politician who disclosed this on Wednesday while address newsmen on the state of affairs in the state, said his intention to rule for just one term of four years is "In order not to distort the zoning formula that is already in place.

“I do not need more than three years to do all I need to do after which I will write my hand-over note. He added

"My intention to run for the governorship of Cross River State is in response to the cry of Cross Riverians for good leadership. As a child of God, I know that if the right leadership is on the throne, the people rejoice.

"I will reposition Cross River on the path of development and return the lost glory. When you think about development, the first thing that comes to mind is security. With good security in place, with the available natural and human resources, you do not need to go searching for investors. Investors will look for you because they have security for their investments.

The Real Estate Developer charged electorate who are disappointed in the way the state is being run, to effect a change by collecting their Permanent Voters Card, and get ready to change the narrative for the better.

"Everyone who has not got his Permanent Voters Card should ensure to do that now so that they can vote in the kind of leadership they want.

He said, "Cross Riverians have a choice to decide their fate in the forthcoming general elections. If they miss it this time, they would have lost it. This is not the time to continue to complain, it is the time to make the change.

"The housing investment in Akpabuyo brought in not less than N15bn into the economy of the state. So, I have a testimonial.  Shelter will top my priority as a governor. Within three years, the development I will bring to the state will be better imagined.

"On youth development, aside from political appointment, I will embark on development that will last a lifetime. Building entrepreneurs and business managers in an environment that is very enable."

In the real estate sector, Udayi said that he had invested over N15bn in housing schemes in the state, adding that he was ready to widen the scope if given the mandate to lead the state.

"With good infrastructure in place and the right operational policies, investors will trace you. Infrastructures development is what touches the life of the common man.

"I will also look at areas of entrepreneurial development, social and housing development, education and health. I will go all out for rescue mission. The state needs to be rescued.

"As a realtor, I know the right thing to do and I have demonstrated it with the construction of over 300 housing units in Akpabuyo for the low and medium income earners.

 Ukorebi Esien blogs for TDN where he tells the Nigerian story, one article at a time.

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