By Efioawan Nsefik
People’s Redemption Party, PRP today, elected a new state executive with Prof. Edde Iji emerging as state chairman of the party.
Recall that Pastor Usani Usani, former Niger Delta affairs had recently defected to the People’s Redemption Party from the All Progressives Party.
At the state congress held in Calabar, national representative of the party and chairman, Cross River State congress election committee, Mr Anyim Temple, lauded party members for the orderly manner they conducted themselves and assured of the party’s victory during the 2023 general elections. He charged the party leadership and other elected party officials to engage in aggressive evangelism to citizens of the state who yearn for positive change in governance.
The meeting which had in attendance delegates from across the 18 Local Government Areas in the State also saw the emergence of Mr Williams Okon, as the State Secretary, Mr Mens Ikpeme as State Publicity Secretary amongst others.
Prof. Iji in his acceptance speech promised to stand for the truth in carrying out the affairs of the party and to fully commit to the processes that will result in the advancement of the party come 2023 and beyond.
“2023 elections will be a result-oriented season for us and so we must stand for the truth at all time and ensure we emerge victorious” he said.
Addressing party faithfuls, Pastor Usani Usani appreciated them for the sacrifice while charging them to ensure they take the message of the party down to the grassroot. He also emphasized on the need to do the right thing at all time as the country prepares for the 2023 general election, assuring that if they do what is right, the party will emerge victorious in the coming election.
The congress was witnessed by some members of INEC, security agents and the media.
Meanwhile, the party has assured aspirants that primary elections will hold in the coming days in order to meet up with the INEC calendar.