Peter Obi Contesting for SUG President, Can’t Win Presidential Election — Ex-Cross River Governor, Imoke
The former Governor of Cross River State and Deputy Director (Operations) of Atiku Presidential Campaign Council, made this known in separate town hall meetings held in Obudu and Obanliku Local Government Areas of Cross River State.
Imoke stated that the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi is a personal friend and a former colleague having both served as Governors about the same time, harping that Obi’s aspiration was a mere academic exercise, knowing fully well that elections are won with structures and strategies.
The former Governor, Imoke premised his assertion on the fact that the Labour Party has no structures nationwide needed to win a presidential election. He recalled that the Labour Party doesn’t have up to 30% of the candidates running for Senate, House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly.
Imoke urged the electorate to desist being sentimental with their votes, drawing attention to the fact that any vote for Peter Obi is a vote for Tinubu and the APC’s Muslims-Muslim ticket.
The Paramount Ruler of Obudu, HRM Uti (Dr) JD Agba and the CAN President Rev S . Akeribo, Obanliku , in their separate remarks urged the people to act without sentiments, now that they have had a taste of the two major political parties in the State,. declaring that the traditional and other institutions will definitely vote the party that has benefited the institution. The royal fathers decried the neglect of the traditional institution since Senator Imoke left office as Governor. He made it known that they will continue to listen to him and follow his party the PDP which they have benefited immensely from.
The town hall meeting had Chairman , CRS PCC , Sen Gershom Bassey , DG ,CRS, PCC , Hon Obetem Okorn , Deputy Director,PCC , Rt Hon Frank Adah , Rt Hon Itam Abang ,Member, Boki 2 CRSHA, candidates CRSHA Obudu and Obanliku, Members of CAN, PFN , Civil Society organizations, party leaders among others in attendance.