The Media Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council in Cross River State, has dismissed the purported adoption of the factional governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator John Owan Enoh, by some 15 governorship candidates in the state, as a ruse, describing it as the biggest scam of 2019 and a bogus New Year gift he could ever offer his supporters.
The committee in a statement signed by its Secretary, Mr Christian Ita, said it was not surprised that eight of the so-called 15 candidates are already distancing themselves from the purported endorsement.
It accused the senator representing the Central Senatorial District of the state of flying the validation kite, having seen that not only is his candidature enmeshed in acceptability crisis within his party, but that his floundering campaign has failed to gain traction and the necessary followership he had expected.
According to Statement, “This is clearly an act of desperation by Owan Enoh. It is a febrile attempt to hoodwink his supporters and create the impression that his flustering campaign is gaining impetus, when in actual sense he is still grappling with the challenge of acceptability by the generality of his disparate APC family. There is no doubt that even the undiscerning within his fold know that he is merely trying to pull the wool over the eyes of a motley of his supporters who are yet to see through his already vanquished and vanishing aspiration.”
Insisting that Owan Enoh has nothing to offer the state, given his 20 years of political representation since 1999, PDP urged Cross Riverians to be wary of the factional APC candidate. “Owan Enohs adventurism is already a failed project. It is indeed sad that for someone seeking to govern Cross River, his first outing in the new year is to scam the people with his adoption claims. Seriously, we think it is time Cross Riverians saw through his duplicity and shenanigans.
His proclivity to deceive has shamefully been exposed by eight of the so called fifteen governorship aspirants who have since dissociated themselves from the purported acceptance.”
Accusing the senator of self-seeking, the group tasked Cross Riverians, particularly those from the Central Senatorial District, where Owan has represented for the past 20 years to challenge him on his track record of democracy deliverables as House of Assembly, three-time House of Representatives member and senator, insisting that the embattled factional governorship candidate is merely seeking to add to his CV the title of former governorship candidate.
“Owan knows full well that his campaign is already in tatters and the only way to force himself into the consciousness of a handful of his followers who will soon abandon him the way others have done is to sell them a dummy. This is the height of fraud.”
According to the statement, neither Governor Ayade nor the PDP in the state is losing sleep over the fictive endorsement of Owan Enoh. It therefore, urged PDP supporters and indeed, Cross Riverians to dismiss the claim as a hoax and another of the senators fraudulent ploy to wrench political relevance.