Monday, 10 September 2018

C’ River PDP supporters eulogise Secondus for giving national assembly members automatic tickets


By Emma Una

CALABAFR- THERE was relief among supporters of governor Ben Ayade and members of the national assembly in Cross River State at the weekend  when news of automatic tickets for incumbents by the National Working Committee, NWC,  of the People's Democratic Party, PDP announced by national Chairman of the party. Prince Uche Secondus broke in the state.

The automatic tickets reduced the tension  building among party members who were gearing up for primary elections among the number of contenders  gunning for for governorship, House of Representative and Senatorial tickets on the party's platform in the state.
Crowds gathered at the campaign offices of the various national assembly members across the state  and the governor's support groups to celebrate what they termed 'victory' for  peace and unity in their party.

"This is the winning team that would give PDP complete victory in state, national assembly, gubernatorial and presidential elections in Cross River". Chief Thomas Oku, one of the jubilant supporters told Vanguard.

Another supporter, Evelyn Emmanuel, a lawyer  said the automatic tickets would reduce  intra party squabbling among party members and unite them to face the opposition in 2019.

"The money and efforts that would have been invested in running primary elections can now be used to prosecute the real election and you can say the benefits from that are enormous"

  They said the combination of Governor Ben Ayade, Senator Gershom Bassey, Senator Rose Oko and other national assembly members are a guarantee of  victory for the party in the state.