Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Usani, yesterday presented Helen Boco as his running mate for the 2019 governorship election in Cross River State.
Usani, who is the governorship candidate of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made the announcement at the party’s headquarters in Calabar. He disclosed that he picked Boco after a careful selection process, where six other aspirants had indicated interest.
He added that she was nominated because of her passion for the people and commitment to the success of the APC in the state. Usani said: “Let all my supporters and party members remain calm and focused because. I will campaign and contest the 2019 governorship election in Cross River State.
“For the benefit of hindsight most of you know that when we conducted the primaries, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Department of State Services (DSS) and police monitored and endorsed the exercise.
“But when a matter is in litigation, no matter how potent your case is, it must go through the process and we are confident that we will come out victorious at the end.”He expressed concern that some people are giving the impression that the party is not united in the state which is far from the truth.
“Nobody is hunting, or attacking the other because at the end of all the tussle, the party will come out stronger.“We have held meetings with Prof. Eyo Etim Nyong and he is agreeable to our cause, and we have also met with Edem Duke and are still talking, and at the end, we shall work together.”