The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River has charged all those elected at the just-concluded general elections to work together to move the state forward, irrespective of party affiliations.
APC chairman in the state, Mr Alphonsus Eba, gave the charge on Monday in Calabar when he spoke with NAN.
Congratulating those who won their elections, Eba charged that with campaigns and elections over, it was time for governance and collective efforts.
“For all those who have received their Certificates of Return across party lines, I say congratulations; campaigns are over; it is time for governance.
“Everyone must join hands with Sen. Bassey Otu, the governor-elect, to move the state forward,’’ he said.
The chairman noted that the APC came on board in Cross River barely two years ago but has been accepted by the people.
Sitting Gov. Ben Ayade defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to APC in 2021.
Eba said the acceptability of the APC resulted from the party’s sound and renowned principle of equity and fairness concerning power rotation.
He thanked Gov. Ayade, whom he said insisted that power must return to the Southern senatorial district of the state after it went around all three districts.
“I thank the media also for being consistent with the message of equity, fairness and justice, and residents of Cross River for voting our party, the APC,’’ Eba said.
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