Cross River PFN backs PDP gov candidate

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Cross River PFN backs PDP gov candidate

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Cross River State chapter, has backed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sandy Ojang Onor for the governoship election on Saturday, Match 11.

According to Tribune, the State Chairman of the PFN, Dr. Laurence Ekwok, who made this disclosure, said the endorsement of the PDP governoship candidate was a unanimous decision of the christian body after thorough consultation statewide and it represents the interest of the generality of Cross River people.

He said, “As a fellowship, we decided that we are going to follow the guidelines of character, competence, capacity and policies of candidates.

“We invited all the gubernatorial candidates from the three key political parties in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

“We consulted all the local government areas presenting the three candidates and the PDP candidate still won. In all 429 members, 250 voted for Senator Sandy Onor of the PDP, 114, voted for Prince Bassey Otu of the APC, while 47 support Pastor Usani Uguru Usani of the PRP, while eight votes were voided,” Ekwok said.

Ekwok, the Cross River PFN boss added, “we are committed to working for the emergence of Sandy Onor as the governor of Cross River State and that is our position.”