The Women Wing of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State have lamented the conditions of their roads, noting that they no longer bother to buy makeup kits, as the dust that comes from the untarred roads in the area now constantly adores their faces.
The women added that Governor Ben Ayade has failed in his duties to the people of Northern Cross River and that even in his home town in Obudu people are not happy with him, as there is nothing anyone could point to as his achievement except the houses he has been building for his in-laws.
Ms. Grace Ugbe who was speaking on behalf of the women when they met with Eyo Ekpo in Ogoja, said that Cross River State needed a leader that can feel the pulse of the masses and help them and not the one that turns governance into his personal estate.
“People will tell you that Ayade is from Obudu and he is from the North, what people outside don’t know is that we have been the ones most neglected in this current administration. Look at our roads and some of the projects executed by former administrations, they have been allowed to go to waste,” She decried.
In a reaction, the governorship candidate of SDP, Mr. Eyo Ekpo acknowledged that he is conversant with the North and is aware of some of the efforts the Donald Duke administration put in place to uplift Northern Cross River and that it was just terrible that the plan was not continued.
Ekpo added that his administration is focused on providing simple but workable solutions to the problems bedeviling the state and that he needs the support of the women for that to happen.
“My government will not be the one that blows grammar and then come and remove our roads and refuse to fix the, destroy the ranch and the economic impacts it has on the people and have refused to create an enabling environment for farmers businesses to thrive”.
Ekpo concluded that his dream is to bring back that Cross River state everyone was proud of and had a sense of belonging.