Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Cross River State, Joe Agi (SAN), promised that the wellbeing of the people, otherwise referred to as stomach infrastructure will be addressed in the state through massive development of the agricultural sector if he was voted as governor next year.
Agi, who has submitted his data and administrative forms to members of the state PDP executive committee in Calabar, maintained that the state still has abundant natural resources that can be tapped into to make lives better for the people.
In his words: “We will succeed in taking care of stomach infrastructure through massive development of agriculture sector. Once that is done, all other things will be added to it.
“We know that as a nation, there will be so many challenges in 2015. The price of crude oil is tumbling and if it falls to $50 per barrel, where are we going to be? The earlier we start reverting to the era of late premier Michael Okpara, when agriculture held sway in the eastern region, the better.
“Once we get these things right, we do not have any business relying on the revenue from federal allocation. There is so much money to be made from the mineral deposits in Cross River which are yet to be tapped”, Agi said.
According to him, if he gets the mandate of the party as the flag bearer for the governorship election in 2015, he will return power to the people through sustained empowerment initiatives.
While receiving the aspirant and his entourage, the state Chairman of the party, Mr. John Okon said that with the likes of Agi the northern senatorial district has shown it has what it takes to produce the next governor of the state, adding that the party will provide a level playing ground for aspirants.
“The northern part of Cross River has shown that it has all it takes to produce the next governor of Cross River State.
“Joe Agi has shown to us that he knows the state’s endowment and I can assure all aspirants that we will do everything to ensure a level playing field”, he said.