ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Sunday Michael, special adviser on inter-party affairs to Governor Ben Ayade, says the 18 March governorship election in Cross River produced no winner, no loser.
Mr. Michael, who spoke on Sunday in Calabar at the church dedication of his son, described the election as the freest and fairest in the history of Cross River.
He noted that irrespective of the outcome of the poll, all political parties that presented candidates were winners.
Mr. Michael singled out the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sandy Onor, whom he described as an astute administrator whose experience would be appreciated to move the state forward.
“Nobody lost, everybody won. The distinguished Senator Sandy Onor is a great and well respected man, but you can see that the people of Cross River state also have made a statement by giving him more than 140,000 votes,” he explained. “I don’t think anybody who had 140,000 votes should be seen as a nobody and so congratulations to him too.”
He added: “If indeed project Cross River state is what he has in mind then this is the time for him to come together and join hands with his friend and colleague, Senator Bassey Otu, the governor-elect, to move Cross River state foreword.
“I think he should extend a congratulatory message and also pass on some of his policy plans to his friend who may accommodate some of these plans.”