Cross River APC Gives N1m offering To Catholic Parish In Calabar As Thanksgiving On Buhari's Health – Independent Newspapers Limited
Calabar – The State party executives of the All Progressive Congress in Cross River State has held a thanksgiving service in Church to thank God for answered prayers over the life of President Muhammadu Buhari who is back in the country in good health after 103 days of absence out of ill health.
The State Chairman of the party Mr. John Ochalla who was supported by the South-South Zonal Vice Chairman of the Party, Ntufam Hilliard Ettah and many other senior party members in the state announced an offering of One million Naira to the Catholic Parish of Essien Town in Calabar to support development work in the parish noting that Parish had joined them in prayers rendered for the good health and recovery of President Buhari which God has answered.
The Zonal Vice Chairman of the Party, Ntufam Ettah noted that President Buhari has already approved and ensured the inclusion of Cross River State in the nation’s railway plan “and so in no time, the work the construction of the Clabar to Lagos railway will commence. This is the President that has done much for Cross River State and Nigeria as a country, so we are happy and thankful to God that he has kept him alive and health to complete his tenure and finish his good works for Nigeria”.
Also speaking to journalist outside the church auditorium, Ntufam Ettah said “We have to be thankful that this man that has done so much for Cross River State and has planned to do much more is still alive with us.
A lot of people had wished him to be dead. People like Governor Fayose of Ekiti state had wished that he died. A lot of Nigerians who had not yet come out of the defeat of 2015 had wished our president dead, and we are very grateful to God that he is alive today.”
He expressed confidence that the APC would take over the government of Cross River State in 2019 saying he is as such as the day break that APC will form the government in Cross River State by 2019.According to him, “this is because what we have here is mis-governance or lack of governance. There is no governance in Cross River State. Since the House of Assembly has become an ally in the mis-governance of the state, we will wait until 2019 when we would have the opportunity of effective a change. I am very certain the APC will win in Cross River in 2019.
If there is anything I know of, it is that Cross River would not remain in the hands of the PDP come 2019.”On the recent expressions of the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan indicating her preference in supporting an Atiku Abubakar Presidency in 2019, the APC chieftain said her act was the highest level of disloyalty and if the President does not sack her from the federal cabinet or she refuses to resign honorably, from the party angle we will take relevant steps, for me I wished she should be expel from the party.His words, “I think that that what she has done is the highest level of disloyalty.
I believe that is somebody believes as strongly as she does about her support for Atiku, I think the best and most honourable thing to do would be to resign and begin the campaign for the Atiku presidency.
But for you to sit in a Buhari presidency and be talking about the presidency of another person, it smacks of irresponsibility and as a member of the National Working Committee I would do my utmost to make sure she is sanctioned as a member of that government. I would I would call for her suspension or even expulsion from the party.”