Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Cross River State Widows Association has unanimously endorsed Governor Ben Ayade for a second term in office.
Making this known was the Chairperson Widows Association of CRS, Elder Mrs Grace Otu, where she commended the efforts of Gov Ayade in transforming the state to one of the best states in Nigeria in terms of infrastructural development.
“On behalf of cross river state widows I want to thank his excellency for all the numerous things he has done for widows in the state. I can still remember the garment factory where most of the people working there are widows and our children.
“I still want to appreciate him for selecting a widow among us for the by-election of Obudu state constituency, of which she emerged winner. I believe she will remember her fellow widows.
“It is on that note that we the entire widows in cross river state have come unanimously to say thank you and as well give you our total support come 2019. All widows says carry go Ayade
In the same vein, the Commissioner for women affairs, Hon. Stella Odey thanked the people of Obudu for Abbeh Ukpukpen for coming out enmasse to vote for Abbeh ukpukpen at the last bye-elections.
Hon Odey also commended Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade for including the widows in his government and assured him of their total support of his second term mandate come 2019 general elections.
“The entire cross river state widows wants the people of obudu to keep supporting her and we equally know that prof Ben Ayade has a great plan for widows because he is a widow friendly governor,a widows husband and widows father.
“The Governor have consciously created the department of widow as well the office of the personal assistant on widows affairs which has never happen in the history of cross river state government.
“He created this office to enable him hear from widows through the PA and the department. He is a Messiah in my language. I called him the messiah of widows.I enjoy all leaders in cross river state to emulate the footstep of His excellency prof Ben Ayade, whatever things they are doing in leadership they should add value to human and widows
“We say thank you His excellency and the widows have come to pledge their total support with their flex banner in 2019 widows are all with him.
More so, PA Widows affairs stated that: “I thank His excellency the Governor of cross river state, Sen prof Ben Ayade for creating the office of widows affairs which will be the mouth piece between the Governor and widows.
“I will make sure all request made to widows by his excellency will get to all widows because on daily bases His excellency keep talking about widows.
“I can see the love and passion His excellency have for widows because he is a widow friendly governor. Thank you His excellency, all widows are with you come 2019.