The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties has charged the newly reelected governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade to see his reelection as a validation of people’s trust.
The Conference noted that the elections were largely free and fair stressing that the governor should use the opportunity to consolidate on his industrialization drive.
Mr. Sunday Michael, the state chairman of CNPP who made the call in Calabar alongside twenty five other parties said now that election are over, the state should be allowed to move on in the interest of the people, and for the governor to settle and continue in his industrial development plan.
“Elections have come and gone and our general assessment of the poll shows that the election was relatively free, fair and credible. It is on this premise that we the governorship candidates and chairmen of political parties say a big congratulation to Senator Ben Ayade, Governor-Elect.
“We urge the governor to see this victory as the validation of the trust the majority of the people had in him to continue in his industrialization drive, job creation, youth empowerment and see to the realization of his flagship projects,” CNPP said.
The group appealed to other governorship candidates who did not make it to sheathe the sword and allow peace to reign, saying there should be some level of sportsmanship in politics.