Senate candidates of Young Progressive Party (YPP) Comr. Anthony Bissong and Coalition For Change (C4C), Mr. Willie Akpama have officially relegated their respective interest to represent the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State in the Nigerian Senate.
The both candidates informed the general public of their current position today in a press briefing they jointly organized at YPP’s State Secretariat, Calabar.
Accordingly, the both candidates unanimously accepted to throw their weight behind the candidacy of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, to mobilize support, district-wide and ensure he emerges victorious, come February 16th, 2019.
“As candidates of YPP and C4C, both contesting as senators in Cross River Central Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections, we are compelled by the opinions received from thousands of people across the 66 political wards of our district and of course the 6 local government areas to adopt, endorse and support Distinguished Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba as our consensus candidate for the forthcoming election,” they said.
It is the view of both candidates that as a 3-termed senator and Chairman of NDDC alongside his robust national and international image, the former senator, Ndoma-Egba would be able to, with relative ease, meet the political and socio-economic needs of the people of Central Cross River State as well as make their (the candidates’) political blueprints come alive.
The erstwhile candidates (as they now are) further noted that Ndoma-Egba’s capacity, capability and audacity to speak for the own good of Central Senatorial District have endeared him to the both of them.
Encouraging their respective supporters to queue behind them, the candidates stated:
“Beyond the ceremony of adoption, we therefore implore our teeming supporters across the length and breathe of Central Senatorial District to join us as we re-navigate the ship of our respective campaigns to a safe harbour with our friend, co-contestant and ally, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba as the new captain”.
Assuring of success come February 16th, the candidates said that election for Senate in Central Cross River “has been lost and won” as they will henceforth sum-up their efforts to that of Ndoma-Egba to seeing him being inaugurated come May, this year.