BY: VITALIS UGOH,Calabar
Three non-partisan body under the aegis of Joint Executive Boards “Cross River Joint Alliance On Political and Citizens’ Future. (CROJAP-CF)”, have agreed to sign an historical pact on the political future of Cross River state.
In a statement issued in Càlabar by the three body entitled “Cross Riverians, The Future and The Historical Move”, made available to newsmen said time has come for us all to forgot our political differences and come together to chart a new course.
The statement said that so far “several media houses, political leaders, traditional, women, religious, academic, NGOs and youth leaders, from across the divides, and a greater section of the 4.2 million Cross Riverians across the length and breadth of the state have been adorned with this pan-Cross Riverian objective that seeks to engage citizens across the state to end voters’ apathy, oversee the political process and ensure that the right leaders emerge with a level playing field for all aspirants”.
It will also “help in shaping and leading media discourse to enforce its mandate and build a Cross River state where only true and sound leaders emerge for the socio-economic transformation of the state”.
Accordingly, “as the Population Council and Civilian Panel of Citizens’ Solution Network make the pro-citizens’ move to sign an historical Pact on the Political and Citizens’ Future of Cross River state with both the New and Purpose-Driven Leadership of Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) in the state, a body overseeing the political discourse and processes within the state across the 18 local government areas/196 wards, and the dedicated and visionary executive of Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) –an institution committed to shaping national debate and media conversation across the country are all involved”.
The statement therefore has enjoined the general public to be hopeful with the prospective and potential of the much anticipated historical Pact signing on “The Political and Citizens’ Future of Cross River State” by the aforementioned leaderships of the three giant and uncompromising multi-demographic institutions in the state soonest.
The statement was jointly signed by Joint Executive Boards “Cross River Joint Alliance On Political and Citizens’ Future. (CROJAP-CF)”, for Citizens’ Solution Network.
Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC), Cross River state and
Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN).