Saturday, 12 January 2019

C'River state women throw weight behind SDP guber candidate, Eyo Ekpo

Ogar Monday | 10th January 2019

Women Group Endorse Eyo Ekpo For Cross River Governor

Two women groups in Cross River state has thrown their weight behind the candidacy of   Mr. Eyo Ekpo, of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), for Governor of the state in the 2019 general elections.
The groups, Women Awake and Women Alive which is made up women from all works of life and spread across the 18 local governments of the state said they have followed the campaign of all the candidates and they have concluded that Mr. Ekpo is the candidate that will protect their interest.

Speaking, the president of Women Awake, Princess Bassey Henshaw said that the women are endorsing him base on their conviction that he has the capacity to operate a government that is inclusive and will be able to create jobs for their children, while creating an atmosphere of peace for their businesses to thrive.

She said the group is aware of the antics of the current Governor who has deployed his agents to meet market women and buy their voters card but that they have refused to sell the future of their children for a pittance.

On her part, the leader of Women Alive, Mrs. Oku Grace stated that they have suffered under the maladministration of the current administration and they are on the visit to seek a partnership that will enthrone good governance in the state and put an end to a government that is not interested in developing the state. 

Responding, Mr. Ekpo thanked the women for the visit and said his goal is to recover Cross River state from the hands of those who are impoverishing it and restore it to the "home it was for all". 

Ekpo bemoaned the failure of the administration to maintain peace and create opportunities for cross riverians and that his goal is to create a state where everyone will be able to aspire for anything and those with ideas will be supported.
He charged the women to go back with his message and on the day of the election encourage others to come out and vote and then after voting stay till the votes are counted.