By Ene Asuquo
The Cross River State chapter of Inter party Advisory Council (IPAC) has congratulated the winners of National Assembly election which was conducted last week by INEC
IPAC while briefing newsmen in a post election review in calabar had also congratulated the INEC in cross River State for allowing the wishes of the people of the state to prevail, maintaining that the election in the state was relatively free and fair in terms of results and out look.
The cross River State chairman of IPAC, comrade Anthony Bissong Attah in his speech said, “we endorse the results of the presidential and National Assembly Elections in cross River because it was a reflection of the minds and intentions of Cross Riverians, adding that the results actually expressed the wishes of the people”.
He said one of the responsibilities of IPAC is to manage inter party rivalry which is the reason they are accessing the outcome of the results of their members in the state in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly Elections
While congratulating those that won, they also have reservations in the victory of some of the winners in the just concluded National Assembly election, they stressed on the victory of senator elect Asuquo Ekpenyong(Jr) which he said was not in dispute as the opinion polls had before the election predicted his victory and that him and Jarigbe were very visible in the field.
IPAC also frowned at some Government appointees whom they said smuggled themselves in as ad-hoc staff of INEC, they asked that,it should be reviewed and such names be removed immediately before next election so that there won’t any infraction
They appealed to all registered voters in the state to come out in their numbers and vote Governorship candidate of their choice on the 11th of march 2023 and also those that will represent them in the state House of Assembly
Comrade Attah also noted that out of 1.7million voters in cross River, a total of 444,888.80 were accredited to vote in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly Elections cross River State.