The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Cross River is determined to run for the governor’s seat after snatching the former Labor Party (LP) governor’s candidate for 2023.
The SDP insists it is out to save Cross River State.
The party said ex-Labour Party governorship candidate Ernest Jones left the Labor Party due to ongoing conflict in the party, “meaning the party is not ready to win elections in the state”.
Ernest is now a candidate for a seat in the House of Representatives instead of a governor as with the Labor Party.
In response to questions about the development, SDP governor candidate for Cross River, Effiom Okokon, said, “We are out with a six-point agenda because our state has been in shekels since 1999; we come to save Cross River through good rural development, tourism, education, agriculture, security and more.
“I have that experience and I can run Cross River, I’m going to work with everyone in the state and make sure everyone is on board. We will review our tax policy to bring corporations and corporations back into the state.”
Commenting on the emerging issues, ex-Labour Party governor candidate Ernest Jones said: “I have found a new family in SDP, I left Labour, Party, a group of the crowd, which is just making noise. don’t think they are ready to win the election in Cross River.
“We had problems with the governorship, which the national body refused to settle and so far they don’t think they have a candidate for governor; so will my new SDP family, people who are willing and ready to take over the state.”
Meanwhile, Comrade Daniel Obo, the deputy governor of the SDP, said Cross Riverians should count on them as a team of young people working together to restore Cross River State.
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