The people of Cross River North Senatorial district of the state have been charged to work as a united front to achieve their dream of producing the next governor.
This charge was given by Senator Musa Unim Adede, the convener of Cross River North Stakeholders’ Consultative Meeting held recently in Ogoja.
He said: “We are here to know each other and fathom a way forward in building bridges and discussing issues that affect us across party lines. We will have to discuss our interests as it concerns overall development of our state and our senatorial zone in particular.”
Speaking on the forthcoming national conference, he said there were several challenges before the zone that could be difficult to handle at the end of the day, adding that Ogoja “is the only former province in Nigeria that is yet to be made either a state or a state capital as the case may be.”
He further called on the people of the zone to work for the common good of all warning that “we’ll fail if we work against each other.
Adede urged the incumbent governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, to keep to his words in ensuring that the next governor comes from the zone for the first time.
In his remarks, former publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Venatius Ikem, reminded participants that the major problem of the people of the zone was fear as exhibited by the leaders, saying that they could hardly stand up and fight for a course.
He, therefore, challenged all to come out their shells and ensure the actualisation of the dream of a governor of the zone’s extraction, insisting that it must be a governor with quality and quantity.