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I won’t contest for any post in 2015 – Imoke

Governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, has said he will not run for the Senate or any other position in 2015.

This declaration appears to have put paid to speculations that the governor is set to wrestle the seat from Victor Ndoma-Egba next year.

Speaking with reporters in Calabar, Imoke also said he was not going to impose any governor on the people.

His words, “People are arrogating powers to me that I don’t want. They say they are waiting for me to speak or observing my body language.

“I don’t want to carry another person’s political wish. People say I am looking for someone that would protect me. Am I stupid? Only a fool would look for someone to protect him.


“Wouldn’t it be great if Cross River State gets a good governor? I would not mind if whoever takes over does not even call me until the end of his tenure so long as the person does what is right for the state.”


The governor said although he was going to impose anyone, there was still need for discussion among stakeholders about who will emerge next.

But he said those who are to be involved in such discussions should be Cross River people as they would not condone aliens determining their fate.

“Our fate should be in our hands,” he said.

According to Imoke, whoever would be governor should be willing to vie for the post.

“Let us not look for someone who is sleeping somewhere to come and be governor. Everyone who is interested should express it,” he said.

AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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