Defection: I am going back to the drawing board –Imoke, Put events of last week behind –Cobham

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Sen. Liyel Imoke a former governor of Cross River state and leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River has disclosed that he is returning to the drawing board NEGROIDHAVEN can say authoritatively.

Imoke made this disclosure on Sunday at the Meeting of Cross River State PDP Stakeholders/Press Conference which held in Calabar the state capital metropolis.

Party faithfuls at Friday’s meeting

The occasion which featured the cream la cream of the PDP across the state, saw Imoke saying in pidgin, ‘In view of the impending 2023 general elections, I am going back to the drawing board, to the engine room’.

Imoke who revealed that he is a man of few words, added that his hitherto characteristic silence was owing to the fact that he did not want to cause crisis in the state.

According to him, ‘I do not want a situation where the larger interest of Cross River is compromised. That is why I don’t talk. I don’t want to create a crisis in the state. We’ve continued to work to strengthen our party.’

On his part, Efiok Cobham the State Chair of the PDP Caretaker Committee said that the events of last week where the state governor, Ben Ayade, defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the PDP Secretariat building was forcefully snatched away by Ayade should be shoved aside, that what lies ahead is greater than yesterday.

According to Cobham, ‘I want you to put the events of last week behind, what is ahead is far bigger and better.’

On the snatching of the PDP Cross River Secretariat, the Caretaker Committee Chair said ‘I want to tell you, we will get back our secretariat… The issues are very elementary. By tomorrow, we will get a restraining order’.

The incumbent governor of Cross River state, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, from the opposition PDP on Friday.