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Cross River PDP Crisis: House of Assembly Member Breaks Silence, Tells PDP What To Do

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The Leader of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Peter Odey has decried the lingering crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Cross River State.

In a piece title “MY ONE PENNY”, Odey said, the party in the state cannot pretend that all is well when it is not.

He said:-

“We cannot continue to pretend that all is well when it is not”

Read full excerpt below:

by Rt Hon Peter Odey
Leader Cross River State House Of Assembly.

I have been following developments with very keen interest in our politics and I am compelled to drop a few lines.

We are gradually disintegrating as a party and as such, most of our members have joined the APC in the State. It is on good record that many of the decision makers in the APC were members of the PDP and at some point founding members of our great party, the PDP. A lot of our foot soldiers and fine players and political tacticians have left the party due to one reason or the other. It can be seen that from the Honorable Minister, Prince Goddy Jedy Agba, Senator John Owan Enoh, Chief Ray Ugba Murphy, Chief Jude Ngaji, Hon Tom Agi. Barrister Joe Agi and even Prof. Zana Akpagu were all members of our party.

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“We cannot continue to loose our members and think it won’t affect our political fortunes. Our brother, Chief Alex Egbona was one of us before he left for the APC, today, there is a huge vacuum in Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency”.

“We cannot continue to pretend that all is well when it is not. There is a need to immediately restrategize and put our family in order as we progress towards 2023”.

“So much has been written and said in recent time by political observers and party Faithfuls”.

He said:-

“The time has come for us to put a stop to every lingering issues as party men. It’s time we come together and resolve our issues amicably with the aim of winning for our party. The truth is , all we see daily is getting messy and frustrating. Truth be said, 2023 started too early for us”.

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Continuing, he said:-

“The fighting is not about the senate. “Authentic list” “conquered ” or “confused ” generations. It’s who gets what in 2023. This is the simple truth”.

“I understand egos have been brushed but we cannot continue on this narrow road. The time has come for all and sundry to settle our differences and work together as a people with the sole aim of winning for our party and people and we cannot continue to play politics of bigotry, bitterness, acrimony, hate, anger and over zealousness. Everyone is important and mutual respect, understanding, love and absolute forgiveness for one another is the way to go. Like I said, it is my one penny . Then again, what do I know?”

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With love, humility and oneness we can achieve great milestones together.

God bless.

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