A top contender for the state chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River state, Barr. Alphonsus Eba has presented his blueprint for the party. The document which was obtained by Genuine reporter is rooted on three cardinal points- Peace, Unity and Growth of the party. See excerpts below:
LET’S GIVE PEACE ✌ A CHANCE
I, Alphonsus Ogar Eba esq, DG Due Process CRS and an aspirant to the office of PDP CRS Chairmanship, bring you special greetings from the innermost station of my heart ♥.
Permit me to use this medium to sue for peace and to humbly appeal to all members of our great party PDP to henceforth, refrain from making comments that tend to present us as a divisive and disunited people.
While we must admit that the processes that led to the last LGA primaries and the last ward and chapter congresses may have left some of our members aggrieved, it has become a duty on me and you to find a meeting point and seek the most matured political solution to this avoidable issue by building a genuine sustainable win – win consensus.
While, I want to appreciate the commitment of our indefatigable party leaders, H. E. Governor Ben Ayade, H. E. Liyel Imoke, PDP NWC, NASS members, PDP Caretaker committee and all our major stakeholders towards finding amicable resolution of our political disagreement, it behooves on us as committed members to pray and sue for peace; remember that only ‘peace makers shall be called sons (and daughters) of God ‘.
I have come to accept with philosophical equanimity and divine revelation that the present on going disagreement in our party is only a blessing in disguise and a proper agenda setting for you to choose who best can salvage the party in the event of any political storm in the future.
I therefore view the challenges of the last few months as a test of my ability, capacity and capability to withstand and surmount a political storm.
My ambition for State championship is to add value to humanity and the party, so I sincerely need everyone on board.
The summary of my vision and mission, is founded on
GROWTH (PUG) of our party.
The price for PEACE is cheap. I was born a humble child whose progress and success in life today is attributed to the grace and love of God. This has been made possible because God knows my heart ♥ as a man of peace who preaches and practices peace. The magic wand I shall use in the administration of the party is that which will result only in peace.
The joy that comes with UNITY is endless. I will ensure that caucuses, Elders forum, Women and Youths forum, people living with disabilities forum, establishment of Equity and Justice complaint box, and bottom to top approach in the emergence of party candidates shall be enshrined and encouraged.
I have severally been a victim of alleged imposition and as state chairman by God grace, we will work as a family so that genuine consensus is arrived at and achieved in every electoral process.
The gains of political GROWTH is a legacy that is worth bequeathing. I will work hard to return all our party members who are presently outside the party to return home 🏡 to the PDP family 👪.
I will also persuade strong opposition members and win them to our party. With the kind of superb leadership which we will provide, PDP will become attractive and the most sought after.
MY PERSON AND ANTECEDENTS:
In my 45 years of existence, God has been faithful to me and I have been blessed with everything I asked for. I seek nothing more except the knowledge and wisdom that will help me serve and leave a legacy that remain in the hearts of men. I have therefore committed myself to remain a servant of my people and God Almighty. I am the Strong 💪 Bridge 🌉.
I will with the fear of God, do my best to be fair to all manner of persons irrespective of political affiliation or unjust pressure from political opponents.
In my almost Four (4) decades of active involvement from Infants activism, youths activism, students activism, judicial activism to present political activism, I have been blessed with the virtue of Humility, Honesty and Hardwork.
As I seek your support to serve you as State Chairman of our great party PDP, I do so with the sincere knowledge that leadership is a blessing that comes from God above. Romans 13 : 1 – 7 is apt. Fortunately, I am ‘Blessed from Above’. Pls refer to my WhatsApp status.
When I celebrated the overwhelming endorsement of the State caucus of our party in March 2020 to steer the ship of our great party, I knew that I was coming to be a humble driver of a vehicle whose doors will be opened from within and outside and the driver of such a vehicle can only be a man that is patient and humble. I know that as it stands today, I am that humble driver that is trusted and available to drive every member of our party in peace.
I therefore wish to reiterate my preparedness to serve you with absolute humility, honesty and hardwork.
MY ROLE TOWARDS PEACE :
While some have chosen the part of bakanization and bent on deepening the tiny whole of our disagreement, I have in the last few months gone on my knees to appeal to the leadership of the party at the State and at the centre including our leaders and and all aggrieved members particularly, our leaders in the National Assembly to toe the part of peace because it is less expensive and more reliable than litigation.
I am glad that our collective resolve and inclination towards alternative dispute resolution is unanimous.
While i am still interfacing with all aggrieved members to sue for peace and soon everyone will see the joy that comes with peace, it will only be good if we don’t make inflammatory statements and derogatory appellations such as Governor’s camp V ‘NASS camp’ because we are one big united and peaceful family 👪 that is poised to grow even bigger when I emerge as State chairman by the grace of God.
I understand that some persons amongst us, particularly, people outside our party, will prefer to see us in perpetual crisis but I am propelled by that sincere innate sense of selfless service and the task of growing our political family on the alter of peace and unity, emboldened to once again appeal to us all to stand on the side of peace and unity so that the party can grow very well quickly.
MY 10 KOBO:
Ego, grandstanding, greed, injustice, anger, hatred, bitterness, crisis etc are gifts from Satan that leads to catastrophe.
Humility, peace, unity, forgiveness, sincerity of purpose, teamwork, fairness, justice, fear of God, etc are virtues from God and that is what we need.
Fortunately, God has richly blessed me with all these virtues and I shall bring these to bear when I emerge State chairman of our party by the grace of God.
I therefore beg that you support my quest for peace because it will be an exercise in futility and sadistic pleasure in cruelty to emerge as a State chairman only to manage the affairs of a disunited and caotic political family, God forbid!
My trajectory and antecedents in this regard are verifiable, incontrovertible, irrefutable and irrebutable.
Together we are stronger.
I am The Strong Bridge
Thank you for your kind attention.
Yours obedient and faithful PDP State Chairmanship hopeful,
Alphonsus Ogar Eba esq
DG, Due Process CRS