A Governorship aspirant in the 2023 general election in Cross River, John Owan-Enoh, has withrawn from the race.
Owan-Enoh, an aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is representing Cross River Central senatorial district at the Senate dropped his ambition to support Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu, the consensus candidate of the party.
Addressing a group of his campaign cordinators and party supporters in Calabar, Owan-Enoh said his decision to drop his ambition was for the unity of the party and his support for the governor of the state, Ben Ayade.
“I am saddled with the onerous responsibility of conveying to you my decision to suspend our campaign for the governorship of Cross River State on the platform of our party, the APC.
“After deep reflection in addition to consultations, I have taken the decision to yield to the consensus arrangement of our great party in the firm belief in the supremacy of our party.
“I do this for the sake of the unity of our platform and my support for the leadership of our party under His Excellency Governor Ben Ayade.
“No matter how profound our vision is, no matter how brightly the light of hope burns in our hearts, as loyal party men and women, the supremacy of the party is sacrosanct at all times.
“And so, it is in full compliance and obedience to the decision of our party as well as your understanding that I suspend this campaign.
“It is, therefore, in this spirit that I urge you to throw your weight and support behind Senator Bassey Otu, the consensus choice of our party.”