The Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu has called on critical stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Biase Local Government Area to do away with factionalisation of the party and learn to tolerate one another for the interest of the party.
Prof. Esu gave this charge when he received in audience APC party leaders from Biase Local Government in Government House, Calabar.
Prof. Esu asserted that the defection by the State Governor, Sen. Ben Ayade has brought about what he described as ‘real change’ in the position of the Party in the State and called on members and leaders of the party in Biase and beyond to always think about the development of the Local Government Area first than their individual communities.
Prof. Esu who is the leader of the Party in Biase enjoined the people to see APC as one big party, free of rancour, bitterness and acrimony.
He assured the people of quality leadership and advised them to always contact him when any issue arises in the party while working together for the interest of the development of the Local Government Area.
The leader of the team and party stalwart, Chief Ogban Ebock intimated that the meeting has afforded them the opportunity to fully receive and interact with their new leader, His Excellency, Professor Ivara Ejemot Esu, OFR, in Biase.
He stressed that with the enlargement of the party and its position as the ruling party, the Deputy Governor needed to be acquainted with issues militating against the unity and progress as well as achievements of the party so far in Biase.
Chief Ebock on behalf of the team commended the Deputy Governor’s courage for the defection to APC which according to him “will bring credibility and boost the fortune of the party in the Local Government and the State in General”.
In their goodwill messages, Rt. Hon Alex Ukam, Hon. Ngim Okpo, Mr Phillip Obin, Prof. Ekpeni Obia, Rt. Hon. Mkpanam Obo Bassey, Mrs Mary Egong Isamo and Mr Eyo Egbai, heartily welcomed their new leader in Biase LGA and expressed delight with the decision of Prof. Esu to join his principal, Sir Ben Ayade to defect to the All Progressives Party while appealing to him to bring his leadership prowess to bear and ensure that all critical stakeholders are carried along.
Highpoint of the visit was the presentation of the party’s constitution to the Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu by Mr Eyo Egbai, Member of the State Interim Working Committee.