Cross River APC unveils 2,500-member campaign council, targets 500,000 votes for Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State has unveiled a 2,500-member State Campaign council, saying it was targeting not less than 500,00 votes for its presidential candidate, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the February 25 presidential election.

Mr Alphonsus Eba, State Chairman of the party, who made this known in Calabar, Friday, while unveiling the Council, said, “The Council comprises 2,500 members while the Local Government Campaign Council will have 52,000 members divided into 27 directorates.

“Our Target is to come  out on February 25 with nothing less than 500,000 votes in support of our Presidential candidate and the National Assembly Candidates.

“It is our hope that the 500,00 votes will represent over 80 per cent of votes that would come out of the field that day.”

The council, it was learnt, has Gov. Ben Ayade and Amb. Soni Abang, a former envoy to Mali, as the Chairman and Director-General (DG), respectively.

It also has Sen. Stephen Odey as the Deputy DG for Cross River North and Mr Chris Obasse as Deputy DG for Cross River Central.

Also, the Commissioner for Sports, Mr Offu Aya, was appointed the Deputy DG for Cross River South, while Mr Peter Ojie was appointed the Secretary of the council.

Other members of the council include the party’s National Woman Leader, Dr Betta Edu, Deputy Gov. Ivara Esu, the Governorship Candidate and his deputy, Sen. Bassey Otu and Mr Peter Odey, amongst others.

Eba said that the party was going into the campaign as a united platform as such was sure of victory, adding that the party had structures across the state to guarantee sweeping victory.

He lauded Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for unifying the once disjointed party and making it a formidable force to reckon with.