Prince Is Coming Organization, an APC frontline support group in Cross River State has concluded her voters awareness and sensitization tour across the State.
The voters awareness and sensitization exercise which is part of preparations in readiness for the forthcoming elections is also part of the organizations drive in achieving success at the polls for all APC candidates in the State.
The organization commenced her voters awareness exercise last week in a capacity building workshop where stakeholders of the Central and Northern Senatorial Districts recieved training, campaign materials and financial support to take the awareness to wards and villages.
The organization concluded the exercise in Calabar where it met with stakeholders from the Southern Senatorial District comprising Akpabuyo, Akamkpa, Bakassi, Biase, Calabar South, Calabar Municipality, Odukpani and non indigenous stakeholders.
In Calabar, the voters awareness sensitization was led by Hon. Emmanuel Ironbar, Director General, in his entourage were Hon. Boniface Okache, Deputy Director General, Barr. Ekpenyong Akiba- Secretary, Vera Adinya – Women Leader,. Isaac Obo, vice chairman Central, Hon. Chris Abe – Financial Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Abeng – CSO, Hon. Pius Ankpo – Commissioner. for Science and Technology/Coordinator, Akamkpa LGA, and Hon. Charles Atu – Biase LGA Coordinator among others.
Speaking during the event, the Director General, Hon. Emmanuel Ironbar expressed gratitude to the LGA and Ward cordinators including stakeholders, He noted that Cross River State had profited greatly from the APC leadership, citing the federal highway, which was in terrible conditions throughout the whole 16-year PDP rule and was only dualized under the APC’s administration
He commended Governor Ben Ayade for steering the State to the center and for being resolute in pushing the back to South agenda.
He said, Ayade has left behind institutions that would open up new sources of income for the state and must be succeeded by a visionary leader.
“Sen. Prince Otu served only one term as a senator, but his contribution to meaningful representation and empowerment is still unmatched in Cross River State’s history, making him the greatest candidate to succeed Ayade”.
Regarding zoning, Hon. Ironbar stated: “Unlike other states, our elections have not resulted in any bloodshed since 1999 due to zoning; from the south it went to Central and North and it’s only natural and fair that it returns back to the South. nobody should be allowed to truncate a process that has brought us peaceful transitions over the years due to selfishness,greed and desperation.”
“As crusaders, it is our duty to be at the frontline engaging in our various wards and villages, and we must actively engage in voter sensitization at various levels. Stand strong in your polling Unit and deliver all APC candidates in your polling units” he said..
Also speaking, the Deputy Director General, Hon. Boniface Okache called stakeholders’ attention to the right way of voting. He stated that the thumbprint from the index finger should be placed in the box next to the APC emblem because once the fingerprint crosses to the logo of another Party, the vote is void.
He charged stakeholders to educate members of their wards.
Speaking further, the woman Leader, Hon. Vera Adinya admonished women to use their numbers in favour of the APC at polls. She said, women are known to possess the numerical strength in our elections and encouraged women to be more participatory in the democratic process.
In the event were Hon. Asuquo Ekpenyong, Cross River Southern Senatorial Candidate of the APC, Hon. Effefiong Nta Eke, Mayor and Chairman of Calabar Municipality among other critical stakeholders
The team was received by LGA and ward coordinators of the Southern Senatorial District.
Highlights of the event was the distribution of voters sensitization, campaign materials and financial support to all the wards in the Southern Senatorial District to aid their activities.