Stakeholders from the Bendeghe-Ekiem community in Etung comprising royal fathers, academia, age-grade unions, and policymakers within the public and private sectors in Bendeghe-Ekiem have endorsed the candidature of Senator Sandy Onor, the standard bearer of the People Democratic Party (PDP), in Cross River State ahead the forthcoming governorship election billed for March 11th, 2023.
Speaking during a solidarity visit to the PDP governorship hopeful at his Calabar residence, the leader of the delegation and former vice chairman of Etung, Ayuk Tandu described the aspiration of Senator Onor as the last hope of Cross River State against imminent collapse arising from the havoc wrecked on the state by the administration of Governor Ben Ayade.
According to Tandu, Senator Sandy Onor has” demonstrated capacity, competence, vision and tenacity of purpose to redeem the state from the current precarious situation of despair and agony.”
The former council vice chairman stated that Senator Onor has a track record of impressive performance in public office spanning from his tenure as a local government chairman, chairman of the Local Government Service Commission, Agriculture and Environment Commissioner as well as the Senator representing Cross River Central at the 9th Senate.
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Also speaking, the House of Assembly Candidate for Etung State Constituency, Pst Obi Ebam Ndep called on the community to mobilise Bendeghe-Ekiem sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora as well as residents of the community en mass to vote for the PDP not only to ensure the victory of Senator Onor but also in appreciation of his huge developmental stride in the community.
Responding, Senator Onor thanked the delegation for the endorsement and assured them of his burning desire to restore the eroded glory of the state if voted into power.