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APC begs Labour Party for an Alliance in Cross River state ahead of Gubernatorial elections



The National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Betta Edu, has disclosed that her party has opened talks with the Labour Party to form an alliance ahead of the Saturday, March 11 governorship election in Cross Rivers State.
Edu said this while speaking on an Arise TV morning program on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Recall that the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, won the highest number of votes in Cross Rivers State in the just-concluded presidential election, leaving the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s candidates in second and third places respectively.This development has led to suggestions that the ruling party is in danger of losing the state in the governorship election, especially because the outgoing governor, Ben Ayde also lost his senatorial bid in the Saturday, February 25, elections.

However, Edu disagreed with the prediction, insisting that the APC still remains the party to beat in the state.
She said, despite losing the presidential election, her party still won most national assembly seats in the state including two senatorial seats and all but one House of Representatives seats.

Speaking on the APC chances in the governorship election, the former Commissioner expressed confidence that the party’s candidate, Senator Prince Otu has the full support of the people and will emerge victorious.

She also said the ruling party are in talks with the Labour Party on a possible alliance that will further bolster the APC’s chances in the March 11 election.

Edu’s words: “But definitely going into the next election, our candidate in the APC Senator Prince Otu is very popular. He has a full support on ground, and he has the support of cross riverians and we’re very sure he’s going to win. Remember the PDP in Cross River didn’t come second, they came third, a very far third, so PDP is basically out of the picture.

“We’re going into the next election, Labour Party doesn’t have a candidate and most of the people who voted for the Labour Party are actually full supporters of the governorship candidate of the APC and they would vote for him.”

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