The Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ivara Esu, who dumped his former party, PDP, has formally joined the All Progressive Party, APC.
Prof. Esu during an interview with journalists on Monday, May 24, urged all Cross Riverians to live peaceably regardless of their political division.
While responding to insinuations in some quarters by the Media that he was not going to defect to APC with his Principal, the deputy Governor stated that he had left his party to join APC. He revealed that his decision was not influenced rather, he only wanted to follow his Governor’s foot step so they can better develop the state.
“Shortly, after my Principal announced his defection. I went to my ward, Agwgune/Okurike in Biased Local Government Area to formally register as a member of the All Progressive Party APC on May 20,2021 and was issued a temporary registration slip while I await the permanent membership card which is in process.
My decision to move along with my Principal, Senator Professor Ben Ayade was my free decision and necessitated by my desire to support and corporate with him to ensure that his aggressive industrialization and development agenda for the state is achieved”.
In his advise to people of his state, he said:
“Nobody should be force against his/her will to take decision as for which party to belong. I have been part of the People’s Democratic Party from inception in 1998, it’s not just easy to walk away, but people should out several factors into consideration before taking a decision, let there be freedom of choice to avoid crisis situation in the polity.
No doubt state Government under PDP has done so much in terms of development projects and this defection will not affect the ongoing development strides of Governor Ben Ayade’s agenda in the state. Rather it will facilitate the timely completion of projects already embarked upon before the end of this administration”.