Monday, 27 September 2021

C'RIVER APC CONGRESS: Commercial Drivers Union backs Godwin Nyiam for state chair

Commercial drivers in Cross River State under the auspices of Unified Commercial Drivers Association of Cross River State has called on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River State to consider the aspiration of Mr Godwin Nyiam for the state chairmanship position of its party come October 16th.

Speaking with a group of newsmen recently in Calabar, Pst. Thomas Effiong Okon, Chairman of the group, deposited that Nyiam is the most qualified amongst the various candidates that have so far presented themselves to serve the party. He said aside his political experience and good works in the sub transport sector, Nyiam have been a faithful and loyal follower of the present government who deserves to be compensated. 

He further stated that having served meritoriously under a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Godwin Nyiam indicated interest to run for the Senate seat of the North, but he was asked to step down for Senator Rose Oko. After Senator Oko died, Pst. Thomas said it was only logical for Godwin Nyiam who he said came second during the election to replace the late Sen. Rose Oko just as it happened in Kogi where Yahya Bello became the party's candidate after the death of the party's flag bearer. He also used the case of Atiku Abubakar as another example where Atiku's running mate was made governor of Adamawa state after Atiku was chosen as Obasanjo's running mate. 

Pst. Thomas Effiong Okon addressing members of the Press

Pastor Thomas Effiong used the meeting with newsmen as an opportunity to call on members of the APC congress zoning committee to as a matter of fair play and equity zone the party Chairmanship position of the party to Ogoja. 

the All Progressive Congress (APC), saying he is the most qualified among the aspirants.

The Chairman of the Drivers Association, Pastor Thomas urged the leadership of the party to zone the chairmanship position to Ogoja and support the aspirations of Mr Nyiam as the next Chairman at the party's forthcoming state congress, stating that, the Director General of the Traffic Management and Regulatory Agency (TRAMRA), Godwin Nyiam is young and vibrant with the experience to deliver on the job.

According to him, zoning the chairmanship to Ogoja and supporting Nyiam's candidature is critical to ensuring the party's success and unity. He added that many Cross Riverians would decamp from People's Democratic Party (PDP) to APC because of Nyima's style of leadership.

"Nyima has held various political positions in the state, his wealth of experience as a grassroot politician will move the party forward and his leadership will bring about love, unity, and progress for the overall interest of the party", he said.