Pastor Usani Uguru Usani Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Cross River State has said that he will be prudent in the management of state funds if elected governor, come 2019 general elections.
He stated in Calabar when he declared his intention for the gubernatorial race.
Usani promised to establish viable infrastructures in the state and restore the heritage for which it is known for nationally and globally through prudent management of state resources if given the mandate to serve.
His words “i have the experience, contentment, tenacity to change the face of Cross River state within four years in office”.
“I have come to declare to you my readiness emotionally and psychologically to contest for the office of governor of this state after two attempts in 2003 and 2012, he added”.
According to him, “my simple appeal to you is to seek your support. I promise you good resource management, promotion of enterprise inertia and peaceful society, for all resident of Cross River state, Indigenes and settlers”.
The minister was a former state Chairman of APC and former Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Information and later Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources which span up to 1999 before the present Appointment by President Mohammadu Buhari as a member of the Federal Executive Council.
Addressing a large crowd of party supporters , a former Minister of Health, High Chief Emmanuel Nsan, said Usani Usani is his beloved son whom he is well pleased because of his excellent attributes, describing him as a man of integrity and a man you can trust and has been proven.
The state, he said, “needs a man with vision and integrity, a man who is a defender of the needy, noting that the declaration marks a new dawn in the state.
Also speaking Sam Bassey and Senator Bassey Otu both described him as a man of honesty and impeccable character.
Earlier the director general of Usani campaign organization Ekpeyong Ene Cobham, described the minister as a man of distinctive character, humble to a fault, intellectually endowed , politically mechanic , a character builder which the state is proud to be associated with.
Usani understands Cross River problems and the solution to them having been tested to restore the lost glory of the state he stated.