Cross River Daily reports that Former Minister of Culture, Chief Edem Duke has officially declared his interest to contest for governor of Cross River State come 2019 General Elections.
Flagging-off his consultations to Government House under the theme: “2019: Let’s Make Progress”, Chief Duke, today, said his administration’s vision, should his dreams come through is “to achieve an economy that is knowledge driven and a society that is egalitarian, as-well-as a standard of living that is akin to the best in the world”, affirming that he has the DNA to restore Cross River State to its status as the “Nation’s Paradise” which it once was.
Addressing party chieftains at the APC State Secretariat Opposite 13 Brigade Barracks, Calabar, Chief Edem stated that his mission should he becomes the governor of Cross River State would be “targeted at effectively harnessing all available human and material resources to actualise social dreams of good life, collective happiness and improvise, where necessary, tools for solving human, material and environmental problems”.
“As God mandated Joshua in the days of old to deliver the children of Israel, so has He ordained me this day to bring total transformation to the people of Cross River State. My policy and development blueprint is an eloquent testimony of the vision, mission and direction that God has given me to bless the people of Cross River State, as He prepares me to take over the mantle of leadership come 2019.
“Transparency and accountability shall form the policy thrust upon which the administration’s vision will be vigorously pursued and the mission accomplished,” Chief Edem Duke said.
Appealing to all to join hands in his quest, Chief Edem said governance is not a one man business; howthat, it is a role for the people. Hence, Chief Duke said it is time Cross Riverians rise to change and lurch the maladjusted ways of life in the state to a halt.
“I am set for total emancipation, the major reason I need your votes to make certain the dream for a better Cross River State,” Chief Edem Duke appealed.