Pioneer commissioner representing Cross River State in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC and a petroleum geologist, Professor Eyo Etim Nyong has disclosed that Cross River State is drifting into oblivion and needs urgent salvation.
Professor Nyong, who made this known in Calabar while formally flagging off his gubernatorial aspiration in Calabar, said the situation will be salvaged if he succeeds in becoming governor in 2019.
Nyong, who has always aspired to govern the state right from the dawn of the present democratic dispensation in 1999, complained that governance under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration in the state is an apology.
He said: “Governance in Cross River State, particularly under the present administration in the state has broken down and indeed become completely rocky.
“If the truth must be clearly stated and the future secured for the generations to come, you will agree that governance has broken down and indeed become completely rocky under the watch of the present hegemony, thus exposing Cross Riverians to unwarranted frustration and quantum hardship.
“The present situation in Cross River State calls for unity of purpose across political party lines to salvage what is left of our dear state before it drifts into oblivion”.
He said he is offering himself as the sacrificial lamb in order to help reverse the distressing trend in the state maintaining that the state has to be salvaged from the hands of “adventurers and opportunists” that are presently in charge.
“With all humility as well as your esteem permission, I have no choice but to present myself as a sacrificial lamb for the redemption of our dear state, under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), as I aspire to become Governor of our dear state, come 2019 and help to bring back the state to its pride of place.
“Collectively we can reclaim our state from the adventurers and opportunists. An Irish Philosopher and political theorist, Edmund Burke once postulated that the triumph of evil is only when good people do nothing”, he said.