I sacrificed my senate ambition for Etinan Federal Constituency to produce governor – Paul Ekpo
Former State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo has given a subtle clue on why he withdrew from the Uyo Senatorial District Senate race.
Speaking during the PDP sensitization tour for Etinan Federal Constituency held on Tuesday, Ekpo said he is a true party man and had to make sacrifices in order for the federal constituency to produce the next governor come 2023.
“I am a true party man, the message that the State Chairman of the party brought here, is a message of sacrifice. We talked about zoning, we talked about alignment and we talked about re-alignment. And politics is an engagement, to engage people you must discuss with people, you must have a buy-in. I am standing here as an evidence of a buy-in for Etinan Federal Constituency to produce a Governor of this state come 2023.
“So that’s a true party man, I had the privilege as the State Chairman of the party, I also sat when decisions were taken and people sacrificed for the party to continue to win, so if it is my turn to sacrifice why would I not sacrifice.”
Recall that TheMail Newspaper exclusively reported that Obong Paul Ekpo had withdrawn from the Senate race just few days after purchasing the nomination forms.
The paper had also reported that the Former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs will most likely contest for the House of Represenatives seat of Etinan Federal Constituency.