As the battle for supremacy continues in Cross River State PDP, the lawmaker representing Ogoja/Yala federal constituency and the senatorial candidate in the just concluded Northern senatorial Bye-Election, Jarigbe Agom has denied alleged allegations flooding round the social media space that the governor, Ben Ayade made him who he is today.
According to Jarigbe, he came into politics when there was no name like that in the politics of Cross River State. Adding that, he heard of him in 2006, when he took a shot at the House of Reps Seat and he came to run for the Senate. They both did not succeed.
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BEFORE YOU MISREPRESENT THE FACTS:
I have heard some people say, Gov Ayade made me. For those that have been around, we all know that it’s a lie from the pit hell. I got in to politics, when there was no name like that in the politics of Cross River State. I heard of him in 2006, when I took a shot at the House of Reps Seat and he came to run for the Senate. We both did not succeed.
In 2011, I was to run for the House of Reps again but Gov Imoke asked me to support late Sen Rose Oko and I did. I was given an assignment to Coordinate the Presidential Election for President Goodluck Jonathan,which I took up and delivered, while Gov Ayade was given a ticket to go to the Senate. We all worked for him. While in the Senate, I never visited or asked for any favors.
He came to vie for the Seat of Governor in 2015 and I was in the forefront of his Campaigns, even when the establishment had not taken a decision on the likely Successor. Nobody saw that, as moving against the establishment at the time. Why did I support him? I was in the forefront of the agitation for Governorship moving to the North and he was the highest political office holder from the zone. Today, I am the highest political office holder from the Constituency and I cant vie for the Senate Seat because the Governor does not like my face. You guys should revert to a Military Regime and I will see reasons with your dictatorial approach.
I came to the National Assembly, with the support of Gov Liyel Imoke in 2015. He did not conscript me to vie but when I came out and he saw the momentum and support, he gave his own support. I am not among those who were spoon fed. I have always stayed with my people and held my own.
In 2019, when I was to vie for a Second Term, Gov Ayade was ready to throw me out but for the intervention of God.
The question for tale bearers is- Where is this your story of Gov Ayade making me, from? Is it a figment of your food-on- the- table imagination? Let’s be factual please!