Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Stakeholders Insist on Rotational Politics, Declare Support for Southern C'River Come 2023 Election

Our Reporter | 8th November 2021 Stakeholders in Cross River Southern Senatorial District with some supporters from other Senatorial District met at the weekend in Calabar where they declared to abide by the gentleman’s agreement, otherwise known as the Calabar-Ogoja Accord. The Town Hall meeting, organised under a non-partisan platform known as Cross River South Coalition was attended by representatives from the seven local governments that make up the Southern Senatorial Districts and some key stakeholders from the North and Central Senatorial District of the State, with participants comprise politicians, clergymen, monarchs, traders, youths, women and professionals. The which was under the chairmanship of a former lawmaker, Senator Bassey Henshaw saw the presentation of a formal declaration signed by the Chairman of the event and seven others, who represented each of the seven Local Government Areas that make up the district with stakeholders vowing to reject anyone from the zone who accepts to be running mate or coordinator for any governorship aspirant outside the district.
They said, “As the countdown to 2023 elections begins, we, the leaders, stakeholders and indeed the entire people of Southern Cross River State Southern Senatorial District find it expedient to speak with one voice and having met this day ask for the continued enforcement of the spirit of the Calabar-Ogoja Accord of 1980. “Whereas, we are not unmindful of the inalienable rights of every citizen of the state to aspire to the political office of Governor; however, the principles of sequential rotation/ zoning will ensure equity and peaceful co-existence among the people.”