Florence Ita Giwa Cannot Survive Outside Government Patronage BY BOBBY EKPENYONG


I feel ashamed each time I listen to Florence Giwa make a political statement concerning Cross River State. I won’t begin to list all her blunders, but let me tell the people of Southern Cross River to know that Florence is not what she claims to represent now as far as 2023 is concerned.

Let me quickly remind you that, in 1999, Senator Florence Giwa led me Bobby Ekpenyong and some Southern Crossiverians in APP guber Primaries to support Hon Mark Ukpo now late against the Southern interest in the person of Prof Eyo Etim Nyong. This same Prof Sandy Onor then Dr Sandy Onor(an Atam man today) and Chairman of Etung Local Govt led other Council Chairmen to support Eyo Etim Nyong. Prof Eyo Etim Nyong won the primaries. Dr Joe Wayas and Florence Giwa as National leaders as they then were used the National leadership to impose Hon Mark Ukpo on the APP as the candidate. This same Sandy Onor led many Council Chairmen to protest against the action of Wayas and Florence Giwa. When the National refused to change, Sandy Onor and others decided to support Donald Duke who had emerged candidate in PDP.

This Same Florence Giwa attacking Donald Duke today and shouting South! South!! mobilized me Bobby Ekpenyong and other Southern Crossiverians in APP to support Mark Ukpo in APP in the general election because we were in APP.
After the election, Donald Duke of PDP won. Florence Ita Giwa was the first to run to Donald Duke and declared support for Donald and PDP. Not quite long afterwards, Florence Giwa decamped from APP to PDP.

Does Florenc Ita Giwa have any moral justification to speak for the defense of the South when the same scenario has repeated itself in 2023? Let others talk not Florence abegi. I know her too well. She can’t survive outside government patronage.
Should we ask questions about the lost of Bakassi to Cameroun?
This is the same Florence Giwa that left PDP to APC abusing Ayade. When she couldn’t survive without Ayade then in PDP, she ran back to PDP and abused APC. When Gov Ayade decamped to APC she shamelessly moved again to the APC that she abused and called all manner of names just because she wants to be around the governor and continue to pick crumbs.

Let it be clear to her that the South has decided to listen to Donald Duke. Donald Duke is a National figure and very well respected throughout Nigeria. CRS now looks up to Donald Duke for salvation. We want to develop CRS and Southern CR is part of CRS. We MUST RECLAIM CRS after we win she will be the first to decamp to PDP in search of food as usual.


DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in this article are strictly that of Bobby Ekpenyong and does not represent TheLumineNews or it staff.


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