Cross River Daily News reports that former River State Attorney General, Barr. Eyo Ekpo is the flag bearer of the Social Democratic Party, SDP for 2019 Cross River State governorship election following his success at the party’s primary election conducted yesterday, across the 18 Local Government Areas of the State.
The former State Commissioner for Justice, Eyo Ekpo swept all votes by partymen across the 193 political wards in the State in a primary election conducted by the SDP Electoral Panel for Cross River State, led by Dr. Benson Ogbonnaw and whereof the party’s Supervisory Committee, INEC and Security Agencies described as “peaceful and transparent”.
Accepting the mandate of partymen to fly the party’s flag come 2019, Barr. Ekpo reiterated his campaign motto, saying that the mission to recover and restore Cross River State was not negotiable.
“This Statewide affirmation of my candidacy signifies the confidence you have in my ability to rescue Cross River from the downward spiral currently plaguing every sector.
“It is the vision of the SDP to provide you people with the dividends of democracy and I pledged to do just that: recover and restore Cross River State.
“I urge you all to join me in this vision and make it our collective responsibility to rebrand our dear State”, Ekpo stated.
Further, Ekpo stated that the mandate was a call for greater service, while noting that SDP was determined to sweep across the State to every household and community to get people especially the electorates on board.
On his part, the State Chairman of the party, Honourable Eni Ikpi expressed satisfaction with the turnout of faithful for the primary, noting that the SDP’s decision to conduct its governorship primary in all the local government areas was to enhance security and ensure safety of all members including others.
He added that though the primary, which was slated for Monday, October 1 dovetailed into Tuesday, the party was moving ahead for the next round of primary, its presidential primary billed to hold at Abuja on Saturday, October 6.