Dr. Paul Udayi, a kinsman to Governor Ben Ayade and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, says he was determined to rescue the State from bad governance and therefore vowed to unseat and sack the Governor from Government House.
Udayi, also from the same Obudu local government area as Ayade, made this known in Calabar while speaking with Journalists. He explained that he was responding “to the cry of Cross Riverians for good leadership.”
His words; “I will go all out for rescue mission. The state needs to be rescued. Cross Riverians have a choice to decide their fate in the forthcoming general elections. If they miss it this time, they would have lost it. This is not the time to continue to complain, it is the time to make the change.
“Everyone who has not got his Permanent Voters Card should ensure to do that now so that they can vote in the kind of leadership they want.
“In order not to distort the zoning formula that is already in place, I will only do one-term of four years. I do not need more than three years to do all I need to do after which I will write my hand-over note.
“My intention to run for the governorship of Cross River State is in response to the cry of Cross Riverians for good leadership. As a child of God, I know that if the right leadership is on the throne, the people rejoice.
“I will reposition Cross River on the path of development and return the lost glory. When you think about development, the first thing that comes to mind is security. The moment you have good security in place, with the available natural and human resources, you do not need to go searching for investors. Investors will look for you because they have security for their investments.”
The Aspirant disclosed that he had invested over N15bn in housing schemes in the state, adding that he was ready to widen the scope if given the mandate to lead the state.
“The moment you have good infrastructure in place and the right operational policies, investors will trace you… I will also look at areas of entrepreneurial development, social and housing development, education and health.
“As a realtor, I know the right thing to do and I have demonstrated it with the construction of over 300 housing units in Akpabuyo for the low and medium income earners and also a collaborative housing scheme for retired policemen in the Eight Miles axis of Calabar.
“The housing investment in Akpabuyo brought in not less than N15bn into the economy of the state. So, I have a testimonial. Shelter will top my priority as a governor. Within three years, the development I will bring to the state will be better imagined,” he said.