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Women Protest At Cross River PDP Headquarters, Insist On The Choice Of Lady Emana As Deputy Governorship Candidate.

By Jimmy Jackson

A group of women from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Cross River State have thrown their weight behind the choice of Lady Emana Ambrose-Amawhe as the deputy governorships candidate of the party.

The women, numbering several hundreds, led by a prominent women leader in the state and member representing Boki 1 state constituency in the Cross River State house of assemble, Hon Itam Abang marched to the headquarters of the party to register their support for the nomination of Lady Emana as the deputy governorship candidate of the PDP for the 2023 elections.

Some party stakeholders had kicked against Lady Emana as the choice of the deputy governorship candidate after Professor Sandy Onor from the Central Senatorial District clinched the governorship ticket and nominated her as a running mate.

But at the PDP headquarters on Thursday, the protesters expressed displeasure over plots by some party stakeholders to substitute Mrs Emana Ambrose as the running mate to party’s standard bearer, Prof. Sandy Onor.

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Hon. Abang while speaking during the protest said “the party needs someone that will be answerable to the people rather than one that will not pick his or her calls after getting into office,” stressing that Emana is the best option, first as a Woman and someone from the Southern part of the state.
“no one is greater than this party and no one can intimidate us. We have all agreed that it is Emana that we want and that is why we came here Mr. Chairman to inform you that we are alright with the choice of Emana” she said.

Responding, Chairman of the party Barr. Venatius Ikem who was on ground to receive the protesters, assured that the party will resolve whatever disagreement and misunderstanding that exist in few days, noting that no matter the choice of the party, the PDP will still emerge victorious at the 2023 polls.

“whatever the issues are, I assure within the next few days, it will be resolved” he assured.

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