By Nsan Ndoma-Neji, Calabar
A business tycoon and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sir Authur Jarvis Archibong, has speculated that the emergence of Venatious Ikem-led exco in Cross River State at last Saturday’s state congress is a clear indication that the PDP can seize power back from ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2023 governorship election.
Javis stressed that the emergence of the former PDP national spokesperson, Barr. Venatius Ikem, as the Cross River State chairman of the PDP at Saturday’s state congress is nothing but a sign that PDP is surely going to coast to victory in the upcoming 2023 governorship elections.
The Chancellor of Arthur Jarvis University maintained that with Ikem as the new state party chairman, PDP in Cross River State was going to have fresh breath of air.
Javis said, “It is indeed a breath of fresh air, waking up to a new dawn of tranquility in our great party in Cross River State. It is unarguably, the beginning of many successes for the PDP family in the state.
“Elated by this development, I most sincerely congratulate our great party for the successful conduct of her congress and the emergence of principal officers to pilot the affairs of our party without any form on rancour or acrimony.
“This successful and unprecedented peacefully conducted state congress is an indication that victory looms in all corners for the Cross River State PDP family, which would culminate into victory for the good people of our dear state.
“Once again, I congratulate Cross River State PDP for achieving this great feat, as it is the first breath of fresh air, not just for our great party but for the people of the state.”
Javis, who is also founder of Authur Javis University, lauded the new state party chairman, describing his emergence as laudable and commendable development, stressing that it is an opportunity for Ikem to bring his wealth of experience to bear and impact positively on the party ahead of 2023.
He added, “I most passionately congratulate the chairman of our party. His emergence is laudable and a certainty that with his wealth of experience, having held national office, will positively impact on the state chapter of the PDP as he propels the PDP to victory come 2023.
“As a staunch member of the PDP, and one who is familiar with your many capabilities, I am optimistic that with you as the captain of this ship, our great party will reclaim power in the coming elections.
“I also wish to commend Hon Frank Adah for his show of sportsmanship in conceding to this consensus, the party is grateful to him.”