By Ene Asuquo
Cross River State Governor, prof. Ben Ayade has reaffirmed his position to hand over power to a southern Governor in 2023
The Governor gave the assurance in calabar yesterday while flagging off the 1st dry run for 2022 carnival
He said, “all of us must do back to south because it is the turn of the south to produce the next Governor, I feel emotionally pained how people can not summit to common sense, it is the turn of the south he maintained”.
He promised that the entire people of the north will bring their votes intact for the southern Governorship candidate from APC
While flagging off the carnival dry run with the Theme, “Agro Industrialization” said this is the way to go stressing that in 1876 when Britain started industrialization, the first step they took was Agro Industrialization.
He added that the greatest insecurity to mankind is hunger, that is why he has decided to Christine this year’s theme to fit into the philosophy of humanity and also to destify the food fault of our government
He said “this year’s carnival is to draw to the foe the attention of global community to the great works of Ayade in the last seven years”maintaining that the factories are all functional, he therefore urged that the carnival should be used to show to the world the live pictures of these factories
“Use the carnival to tell the world the success stories of cross River State through the dance and procession because, carnival is a marketing and platform”.
Earlier in his brief remarks, the Executive secretary, cross River State carnival commission, Mr Augustine Cobham said the presence of the security chiefs in the flag off of the 1st carnival dry run shows that the world is waiting and prepare for the 2022 edition