By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
The Cross River State Delegates’ for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primaries has returned the incumbent governor, Senator Ben Ayade as the only candidate for the 2019 elections.
It would be recalled that other aspirants for the gubernatorial elections we’re disqualified earlier before the actual date fixed for the elections.
He won the election through affirmation by delegates.
Ayade was declared winner by the PDP panel chairman, Olorogun Tebite, who conducted the primaries.
According to him, “Ayade is the only aspirant of the party in the state.
but in order to complete due process inline with the electoral law, the delegates had to cast their votes”.
He commended the delegates for their orderly behavior during the primaries.
Speaking after the election, Ayade thanked delegates from across the 18 Local Government Areas noting that “it was an evidence of his good works in the state.
“If given the second term mandate, I would do more in the areas of industrialization and job creation. I urge you all to vote PDP in 2019 election at all level to ensure continuity in governance , he said”.