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The Best Candidate Can Be Found In Any Senatorial Zone – Sandy Onor.

By Charles Okon

Senatorr Sandy Onor, one of aspirants to the PDP governorship election in 2023, has said best candidates can be found in every Senatorial zone of the state

Speaking while declaring his intention to seek nomination as governorship candidate of the PDP at the party’s Secretariat, Onor said that no one should distort history for selfish interest because he is a capable candidate with a credible record , adding that the party should not pick a candidate the opposition prays for so they win

He advised that sentiment should not be taken into consideration because members, at a time, will lose focus. He stated that currently Cross River State is facing deprivation and suffering and that the people are ready to support a broad-minded personal whose pedigree cuts across the state

The Senator currently representing the Central Senatorial zone in the Senate, introduced himself as part of the evolution of Cross River State, also disclosed that he was a one time local government chairman, chairman of chairmen and a national vice chairman of NULGE, whose mother is from Akamkpa local government in the southern senatorial zone which he can claim as where he comes from because the people are matrilineal.

He stated that he is on the side of truth and Justice and that it is not a time for jokes from the ward level upwards but a time to look for candidate that can win, ” This is not the time for, he is my sister’s bother son. We are from the same place”

According to him , right from time, people from various senatorial zones have always contested for governorship with no inkling of zoning.

” Donald Duke contested against Kanu Agabi in PDP while Eyo Etim Nyong contested against Clement Ebri and Mark Ukpo in SDP, but Duke later won irrespective of where he came from, adding that in 2007, Lyell Imoke contested against Walter Eneji and Julius Okpotu in PDP while Eyo Etim Nyong contested against Paul Ukpo in APC but 2015 , it was not zoned but ceded to the northern senatorial zone “

“The series is gone , and it is correct if the south thinks it should come to them but it is not exclusive for them. They should work for it if they want it as no one can bring the party down because politics is a game and must be played as a game

On his relationship with the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, he said both of them met when he was a local government chairman and today, he has made tremendous contributions to the growth of PDP in Cross River State.

Responding, the state PDP Chairman, Barr Vena Ikem , assured that all aspirants will be given level playing field and advised them not to include executive members in their campaign tours

Ikem advised members to conduct themselves properly as ticket to become the party flag bearer is not for sale as the party’s candidate will be produced in eight months.

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