Not fewer than fifty (50) All Progressives Congress (APC) members threw away their brooms and took shelter under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) umbrella in Yache before Dr. Stephen Odey, Cross River State SUBEB chairman – a Yache born trailblazer – concluded his interaction with Yache people at St. Francis’s Primary School Alifokpa, in continuation of the ongoing celebration of Sen Prof Ayade Benedict’s indisputable victory over Barrister Joe Agi at the apex court (the supreme court in Abuja on December 9).
Yache nation is PDP and is actively canvassing support for the party at the grassroot as aptly stated by Dr. Ignatius Ogabor Okplewu as he decamped from APC alongside Mr. Emmanuel Ogbudu and more than 50 others, that their return to his party of origin is based on personal conviction and realization of Barrister Stephen Odey’s pragmatic approach to issues that border on the people’s welfare at grassroot. Dr. Okplewu assures the PDP of his loyalty and pledges support to Governor Ayade’s administration and the party.
Also Dr. Ignatius Okplewu enthusiastically exclaimed that Yache people and by extension all Cross-Riverians must emulate him to “change the change mantra of the APC” and begin a thorough exercise of building authentic transformational agenda to replace the APC’s change philosophy which has recession, poverty, unemployment as the product of APC’s ultimate change philosophy.
The Yache ward chairman applauded Dr. Odey for having the Yache people at heart, this Mr. Egbedor JoeMartins declared that Barrister Stephen’s efforts in giving employment to Yache sons and daughters is visible to even the blind. He on behalf of the Yache ward PDP executive pledged to remain loyal and dedicated to our great party the PDP.
Former PDP. State treasurer Hon. Philip Odobi declared that Dr. Odey is a moving train and as the train is large enough to accommodate so is Barrister Stephen Odey Ph D. He calls on all and sundry to join the train to avoid stopping a moving train that a train in motion is unstoppable!
In a related development the Community Relations Officer to Governor Benedict Ayade Mr. Odo John Monday stated that Yache people are so blessed having an illustrious son- Dr. Stephen Odey who always does his best and is very dear to His Excellency the Governor of Cross River State for his efforts in repositioning SUBEB and bringing hope to the education sector particularly the Basic schools in Cross River State.
Responding, the Executive Chairman Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board(SUBEB) Barr. Dr. Stephen Odey said he is short of words to express his heartfelt gratitude to PDP party faithfuls. He thanks all for the support to His Excellency Senator, Professor Benedict Ayade through the trying times at the Supreme Court, Dr. Odey thanks God for the supreme victory at the Apex Court.
The SUBEB Boss further reiterate the goodwill of HE Gov Ayade for the people of Yache. That the governor has approved the construction of Primary Health Center in Uchu-Yache to put an end to the suffering of Yache people who travel to neighboring communities of Benue state for medication. He further informed the people about the Commissioner of works ongoing plan to rehabilitate/construct the Yache roads, all these are made possible because of the good leader God gave to Cross River State. A state with zero allocation yet the governor pays salaries of about two to three billion naira, the governor must be commended for always thinking Cross River… And putting the people at the front.
Dr. Odey stated that there are above 46 projects ongoing in the north of the state and that Yala LGA is ably captured with projects here and there a thing that has never been witnessed in the past. He further stated that he was able to ensure that:
1. Okani Clan Secondary school gets a Modern Science Laboratory
2. Mbuo Primary School, 4 classroom block.
3. Community Sec. Sch. ALIFORKPA-YACHE, 6 classroom block.
4. Community Primary School Aji, 6 classroom block
5. Community Sec. Sch. Uchu 6 classroom block
6. Community Sec. Sch. Wonye, 6 classroom block among other ongoing projects and soon to unveil ones.
Yache nation is very dear to His Excellency the governor of Cross River State and the people should continue with their support to the governor and the PDP. He concluded his speech by giving out 18 bags of foreign rice and the condiments for the six clans of Yache, inviting all to his country home for further celebration on BOXING DAY!
God bless Yache nation
God bless Governor Ayade
God bless Cross River State.
Below are photos of the decampees during the conglomeration….