The Cross River State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has urged APC Candidate for Northern Senatorial District, Gov Ben Ayade to focus on preparing his handover note while calling on him to forget about pursuing a Senatorial aspiration.
The Publicity Secretary of the Party, Mike Ojisi in a statement on Wednesday described the governor’s ambition as one with apparent challenges while urging him to read the handwriting on the wall and save himself the unnecessary stress and embarrassment.
The statement reads: “The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, wishes to advise Governor Ben Ayade to see the handwriting on the wall and save himself unnecessary embarrassment and stress of contesting for the Senate seat against a renowned performer like Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe.
“Given the reality of the new electoral Act and the recent judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, which sacked Governor Dave Umahi as Senatorial Candidate of APC in Ebonyi State,
“We advise Governor Ben Ayade to learn from the misfortunes of his colleague, who shares the same political conflict with him being in all fours with his situation having contested unsuccessfully for the Presidential ticket of the APC and losing woefully.We urge him not to waste our state funds in pursuing inordinate ambition and save himself some dignity.
“As a Governor with an abysmal record of performance, we enjoin him to concentrate more on preparing his handover notes, which from all intents and purposes will be a herculean task, given the opaque government he ran for over 7years without due process, without records of expenditure approvals and uncountable allegations of malfeasance.
“For the benefit of doubt, we wish to reiterate that our party is ready to meet the Governor and his few enfeebled foot soldiers in the field, in the event that he succeeds in buying his way through the court.
“As always, the people of Northern Senatorial District are eagerly waiting to send a message of protest against him by voting massively and returning Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe back to the Senate in 2023,”the statement read.