C’River APC Northern Forum Commends Deputy Governor, Describes Him As A Team Player


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The Cross River APC Northern Elders’ Forum led by Chief Fidelis Ugbo has commended the State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Peter Odey for being a good team player and leader of the north.

This commendation was made when the Forum paid a solidarity visit to the Deputy Governor recently

Ugbo, a former Secretary to the State government and leader of the team, commended the deputy governor for his humility, adding that, the sky is not the limit but the starting point in view of his notable feat.

Ugbo applauded the host for the appointments made so far, as well as the state government’s plan underway to complete the Obudu cargo airport and the revival of the Ranch Resort.

On his part, Chief Peter Ojie, who spoke on behalf of the Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency, urged leaders in the various local government areas not to only acknowledge Rt. Hon. Peter Odey as the Deputy Governor, but to also see him more as the leader of Cross River North.

He assured the Deputy Governor of their support praying that his sojourn in administration will benefit the entire region.

APC State Chairman, Barr. Alphonsus Eba, recalled that Rt. Hon. Odey had a long history of achievements, but had remained humble despite this.

He encouraged Odey to continue to cultivate the cordial relationship existing between himself and the Governor while assuring the Deputy Governor of the advisory role and encouragement of the Northern Elders Forum.

Eba called on the group to support the present administration in the state till the end and not to abandon it halfway.

Other APC elders and stalwarts from CR North including Ada Bekwarra II, Omang ldiege ,Chief Tony Undiandeye, Gabe Edi, Dr Kate Agba Ajibike, E. J Ekunke and Prof Zana Akpagu, in their respective statements also reiterated their support and followership for Rt. Hon. Peter Odey as the leader of Cross River North, praying that the present administration would end well.

They maintained that all issues affecting party faithfuls and people from CR North would be resolved.

Responding, Rt. Hon. Odey appreciated the group for coming together to honor him while assuring them that all the concerns they had raised will be addressed.

He offered to facilitate a meeting of the Elders’ Forum with His Excellency, Prince Bassey Otu, to enable them thank him for his fatherly roles and the cordial relationship shared by the Governor and Deputy.

Odey acknowledged the planned reception in his honor while assuring the Forum that when the caucus is formed, everyone would be carried along.


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