The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River has expressed confidence in its ability to win the 2019 general elections including the governorship election in the state.
Mr Mens Ikpeme, the APC Publicity Secretary in the state, expressed the confidence in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Ikpeme said that he was optimistic of the APC success because of the unimpressive performance of the government of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
“APC in 2019 will run an issue-based campaign and focus on three core areas namely, the fight against corruption, stabilising the economy and the restoration of peace and security in Cross River State,’’ he said.
The secretary said that the party would ensure that its candidates in the 2019 elections were of impeccable character and could deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
He said that the party would also ensure internal democracy and conduct free and fair primaries.
“APC is the party to beat in Cross River State in the 2019 general elections. We are determined to provide democratic dividends to our people.
“APC has been sensitising the people of what is happening and the people can see for themselves that we have a government that does not serve their interest.
“Calabar used to be a beautiful place, but the streets are now being taken over by wastes.
“We are determined to move the state from its present political squalor to greatness,’’ Ikpeme said.
He said the APC-led Federal Government was fixing the country’s economy, infrastructure and rebuilding its image at the international level.
“When we took over in 2015 at the federal level, we promised Nigerians that we will fix the economy, ensure security of lives and property and fight corruption no matter who is involved, and this is what we are doing,” he said.