Cutting-edge Central Senatorial District Aspirant, Honourable Dodeye Arikpo has reliably informed Cross River Daily News that contrary to the story in circulation claiming he has been disqualified to stand-in for the primaries, Dodeye Arikpo said he is cleared and remains firm in the race.
Dodeye stated this today at his Calabar resident where he hosted Cross River Daily News.
According to him, after being initially cleared by the National Screening Committee of the party and handed a clearance certificate in early September, he was surprised to be served an email being circulated, purportedly from the party, late Friday night, informing him of his disqualification on grounds of failure to present tax receipts and certificates as required by the party guidelines.
The Senate aspirant said upon receiving the email, he hurriedly made his way to Abuja yesterday, Saturday morning only to find that one of his fellow aspirants (name withheld) paid over 10million naira to some Abuja influencers to have his clearance report doctored, on a deal to balance up 5million naira when the mischief yielded the desired result.
But as God may have his way, Dodeye Arikpo said he again presented his tax clearance certificates to the Appeal Committee who then issued him a corrigendum on behalf of the party, reaffirming him a qualified aspirant for the primaries scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd.
Dodeye Arikpo also informed Cross River Daily News that he was tipped in Abuja that the said “mischievous aspirant” worries greatly about his, Dodeye’s, strides so far and feared if allowed to go into the primaries, may come out victorious.
However, Dodeye stated that God has showed Himself mighty in his quest for the Red Chambers as he is the only aspirant affected by this recent politricks[sic] to be handed a corrigendum, while reiterating his commitment to the constituency he seeks to represent as he called on his supporters to remain resolute in the course.
Dodeye Arikpo also seized the opportunity to appeal to all stakeholders, delegates and general members of his party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Central Cross River State to join forces with him to liberate the district from her many years of mal-representation.