Youths in Obudu local government area of Cross River State have assured Gov Ben Ayade of massive support during the March 2nd poll saying they were enjoying best of times with Ayade as Governor.
They gave the assurance during the visit of the Special Adviser to Governor Ayade on Technical Matters, Arc. Eric Akpo to the area, weekend.
The Youths Leade, Agba Benedict Onim, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues said “Since the previous administrations, we the youths have never had it so good with older generations of persons in Government. But, Ayade came, changed the narratives and the youths are benefitting from all angles and for this reason, we want him to continue and complete his 8 years.
“We will stand behind him under the sun and in the rain as all our votes will be casted for Ayade come March 2nd, %100.”
According to them, both the Governor and PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar would have unwavering support from Obudu.
In his response Arc Akpo, who doubles as CEO of Cross River State Youths For Ayade and Atiku (CRYFAA), called on them to shun violence during and after the polls, adding “We the people of Obudu are well known as peace loving people. We should stop cultism and stop killing ourselves as those things so not pay.
“You know that the Ayade administration has done so much and efforts to stop proliferations of arms are still ongoing. So, anyone in possession of arms should come out and denounce it and he/she will be enrolled into the programme.
“We cannot help destroy what we’ve built. Ayade, as a youth friendly Governor, has done so much for the youths – he is the first leader to have such number of youths appointed into his government. He knows that youths are the nation builders, so he decided to incorporate them into his government to help build Cross River State and Nigeria.
“Let’s support him and come out en masse to vote our Digital governor on March 2nd for greater Cross River State and for our benefit. “And of course, we cannot talk about His Excellency, Prof. Ben Ayade without talking about His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, the man that will bring the real change. Let’s support him and vote out bad and backward government come February this year. Vote Atiku for President and Ayade for Governor to get Nigeria working again