2023: Ayade Knows APC Cannot Win Cross River State — Governorship Aspirant
A member representing Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Daniel Asuquo, who is seeking the 2023 governorship seat under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, says the All Progressives Congress cannot win the governorship election in the state.
He stated this during a chat with journalists in Calabar on Thursday shortly after he declared his intention to run for the governorship seat of the state.
“Governor Ayade knows that APC cannot win Cross River State. So, I wish that he will do his best and leave less burden for the next government to take on. The much he has done already has given PDP a clear lead.
“Everything you can see as democratic dividend in Cross River is PDP – from Donald (Duke) to Liyel (Imoke). Within the six years as PDP governor, the little he has done is PDP. So APC has nothing to show.”Asuquo further stated that if he becomes governor, he will not foist his idea on the people, rather everything will be by participation and that he will continue with the current administration’s legacy projects.
He said, “I am not happy that the governor has not performed up to the expectations of Cross Riverians but I believe that every expenditure he has made as governor of Cross River State is Cross Riverians’ money and we will not allow it to waste. So, the low hanging fruit will be determined by Cross Riverians through extensive engagements.”
He said he will adopt the public/private partnership model to develop infrastructure in the state.
He also said the vacancy that will be created when about 70 per cent of the state’s civil servants would retire in 2023 would be filled by youths.
According to him, “If you look at the civil service we have today, about 70 percent will be retiring by 2023. So, we need to re-engage our youths. We need to open the space. And it will just be in line with the expectations we have in Cross River State.