Tuesday, 27 November 2018

2019: Commotion as coalition of political parties in C'River adopts candidates across party lines

According to a leaked information obtained by our politics reporter, the Cross River State chapter of  Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, a coalition of all registered political parties in Nigeria, has adopted candidates across party lines it will support in the forthcoming general elections. 

The information has it that the coalition took a stand to support some candidates across political parties after a rowdy session with heated arguments and counter arguments. 

The decision to support candidate was taken during it's two day meeting held in Calabar. According to our source, the group agreed that the 2019 general  elections for should be about Candidates and not Political parties.

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP which is gradually gaining momentum and relevance in the political scene of the state adopted the underlisted candidates for the 2019 general elections. 


Northern Senatorial District
Chief Wibily Nyiam  of APC

Central Senatorial District
Still weighing between Sandi Onor(PDP), Chief Akin Rickets(APC) and Anthony Bissong(YPP)

Southern Senatorial District 
Sen. Gershom Bassey of PDP


Bekwara/Obubu/Obanlikwu Fed Const- 
Hon. Legor Idagbor of PDP

Ogoja/Yala Fed. Const- Hon. Jarigbe Agom of PDP

Ikom/Boki Fed. Constistuency 
Hon. Cletus Obun of APC

Etung/Obubra Fed. Const. 
Bar. Innocent Ovat of ADC

Abi/Yakurr Fed. Constistuency
Not decided

Akamkpa/Biase Fed. Const- 
Pastor Promise Otu of YPP

Odukpani/Calabar Municipality Fed. Const- 
 Not decided

Calabar South/Akpabuyo/ Fed. Const- 
Pastor Essien Ayi of PDP

TDN gathered that the atmosphere became heated when the delebrations/adoption of candidates got to Central Senatorial District where the argument of Sen. Victor Ndoma becoming Senate President met brick wall. It was however suspended to a later date. 

On who should be adopted for President, the group however kept it in view but it is likely that President Muhamedu Buhari may take the day.

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