Cross River State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated the state governor, Bassey Otu, on his victory at the Supreme Court.
In a statement by the chairman, Venatius Ikem, the party said, “as a party, we wish to, with all sense of responsibility, join various Stakeholders of our State in Congratulating His Excellency, Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu and his deputy, Hon. Peter Odey on their victory at the polls.”
It further called on the governor to ensure peace and unity in the state, adding that there is need for urgent development to ameliorate the people of the suffering from the “disastrous” previous administration.
“We urge the government to see this as a call to reunite the state and as a matter of urgency, return it on the path of much needed development, especially after the disastrous eight years of the previous administration.
“We call on His Excellency to navigate the ship of this state in a manner that will earn the state some modicum of respect, in the comity of States in Nigeria because the present standing of the state is manifestly not an enviable one. This calls for pragmatic and innovative approaches to governance that takes into consideration all shades of opinion.
As an opposition party, the PDP said that it will begin the onerous task of objectively and constructively holding the government to account whenever necessary and in the interest of good governance to ensure the delivery of democratic dividends to the good people of Cross River State, according to Independent.
“We therefore call on our party faithful and indeed all stakeholders of our dear state to close ranks and come together to contribute to the development and repositioning of our state under the new administration. Now is the time for governance and the collective best interest of our state must supersede all else,” the party said.