By Lateef Ibrahim
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade and Imo state Governor Emeka Ihedioha for their victories at the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in the respective states.
The PDP said that the verdicts of the tribunals in upholding the elections of the two governors reestablish them as the choice of the people of their states as expressed in their comprehensive victories in the March 2019 governorship election.
The party, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, held that the verdicts signified the triumph of justice and the will of the people over anti-people forces seeking to undermine the aspiration of the citizens of the states.
The party noted that the people of Cross River state were overjoyed by the verdict as it marks the consolidating of the giant strides already achieved by Governor Ayade in critical sectors particularly, industrialization, manufacturing, education, agriculture, tourism, housing road infrastructure, job opportunities among others.
In the same vein, the PDP maintained that the verdict by the Imo state tribunal has reinforced the confidence of the people in their determination to salvage and reposition their state under Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
The party said that since his inauguration in May, Governor Emeka Ihedioha has rekindled the hope of the people for a better state with his effort towards order, accountability and transparency in the polity.
This, it stressed further, is in addition to his established commitment towards revamping critical infrastructure in the state especially in the road, manufacturing, education, urban and rural development, security, healthcare among others.
The PDP therefore urged the governors as well as other public officials elected and appointed on its platform to continue in the spirit of selfless service to the people, in line with its manifesto and visions of our founding fathers.