Varsity don familiarises with Labour Party, LP in Calabar South

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A Nigerian university researcher and teacher has consulted with the Labour Party, LP in Calabar, Cross River state capital metropolis in respect of vying for elective public office NEGROIDHAVEN has garnered.

Professor Mesembe Ita Edet an expert in Axiology at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar, Calabar on Saturday met with the leadership of the LP in Calabar South LGA chapter.

Prof. Edet who observed that he has always been keen about the opposition disclosed that he decided to meet with the Calabar South chapter of the Labour Party, LP for the purpose of familiarisation.

Edet said that ‘the purpose of this meeting is to let us familiarise, get to know each other… There will be more meetings. I want to say that when our party calls for nomination for the purpose of the local government election, I shall present myself for the position of the chairman of Calabar South Local Government.

Adding, Edet said ‘I have not come to campaign today or to introduce myself in more detail. I am well-known to the chairman and to so many of you here. I am not a new politician, I am not a neophyte, I believe in Calabar South I have paid my dues: I won sometimes, lost sometimes and have drawn sometimes’.

Edet said that his conviction is that this is the time for the Labour Party in Nigeria. However, he confessed that he regrets ever supporting the President Muhammadu Buhari-led political administration.

Confessed that ‘In 2015, I voted for Buhari I was in APC; in 2019 I voted for Buhari I was still in the APC. I want to say and I am speaking very frankly, if there is any decision that I regret as somebody who is supposed to be highly educated. If there is any thing I regret… Any decision that I regret as an adult, is to have voted for Buhari in 2015. And then foolishly is to have voted for Buhari in 2019. It is my biggest regret in life, honestly. And I think it’s the regret of so many of us who were misled at that time but, now our eyes have opened.

Continuing, Edet slammed the incumbent All Progressives Congress, APC at the centre as being the worst in Nigeria’s history: ‘Buhari’s government has turned out to be the most wicked, most irresponsible, most demonic, most oppressive, the most citizen unfriendly’.