The battle for the ‘Diamond Government House’ in Cross River State may have been drawn as the Obubra Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has announced their endorsement of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Hon. Usani Usani for the 2019 gubernatorial election.
The Chapter Chairman, Mr. Smart Anyabe conveyed the decision of the party recently, during a meeting convened by leader of ‘Obubra Rebirth Forum’ Mr. Daniel Obo.
Mr. Anyabe in his address said that the party was endorsing Hon. Usani for the 2019 gubernatorial election due to his leadership prowess, credibility, epochal, as well as his purpose-driven style which creates limitless opportunities for all, adding that such a man is all the State needs at this time of our fast decaying system.
He then used the opportunity to debunk speculations that leadership of Etim John as State Chairman of the party and that of chapters have been dissolved. He maintained that the misinformation is only propelled by those with selfish interest as no such dissolution has taken place.
Earlier in his welcome address, Mr. Daniel Obo, stated that the party in endorsing Usani has taken a step in the right direction, adding that Hon. Usani’s competence is immeasurable and remains one of the most enterprising and seasoned administrators in the State. He affirmed that Hon. Usani has what it takes to take Cross River to a greater height.
Mr. Obo also quashed the widespread conjecture that he purportedly signed a document sacking Smart Anyande as Chapter Chairman, describing such as ‘fake news’, unfounded and a mischievous and unsuccessful attempt by some aggrieved supporters of Sen. Owan Enoh to tame his person and further destabilize the party.
He affirmed that the Obubra Rebirth Forum will work to support any candidate from Adun in constituency ii, for the House of Representatives.
Also speaking, the Chapter youth Leader, Comr. Abeng Ransom declared their unwavering support for pst. Usani Usani come 2019. He accused Sen. Owan Enoh of playing insincere politics and spreading propaganda and attempting to disintegrate the party.
The meeting was well attended by party faithfuls/ supporters, the Local Government Cordinator, Buhari/Osibanjo continuity group Mrs. Mary Okpa, Obubra APC Chairmanship hopeful, Martins Agbor, Secretary Obubra Rebirth Forum, Mr. Ferdinand Eko amongst others.