By Edem Darlington
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP stakeholders in Calabar south have called on their members to work hard and harmoniously to ensure that the party emerges victorious during the 2023 general elections.
Chapter chairman of the party in Calabar South, Hon. Felix Offiong said this during a meeting with key members of the party in Calabar. He said the meeting was aimed at identifying the challenges created by the defection of some of their members because of their political positions and desire to continue to “have food on the table”
He challenged party faithfuls to be steadfast despite several political intimidation and threats from the ruling All Progressives Congress in the State.
According to him, “despite the defection, PDP still remains the biggest and largest political party in the state. Cross Riverians have PDP in the DNA. Although some appointees had defected, the PDP still remains a very strong and formidable party in Cross River State”
He however, called on PDP members in Calabar south to identify areas of strength and fresh opportunities that will give the party the necessary victories as the 2023 general elections approaches.
Hon. Bassey Ekefre who also spoke during the meeting, emphasized on the need for party faithfuls to unite and shun whatsoever that will factionalize the party.
“ people should be identified as PDP members not Gershom man, Essien (Ayi) man, (Bassey) Ekefre man and so on” he said.
Also chancellor of Arthur Jarvis University, Sir Arthur Javis Archibong while expressing his delight for the successes of the PDP, called on the party to Institute a better reward system for party faithfuls that will be sustainable and impactful.
The meeting which witnessed a large turn out of party faithfuls had several prominent members of the PDP in attendance including Hon. Joe Ben, Chief Orok Iban, ward chairmen, zonal leaders, past chapter Chairmen among others.