The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed lady Emana Duke Ambrose-Amawhe as the running mate to its governorship candidate, Prof. Sandy Onor, for the 2023 general elections.
Emana was before now a former Channels TV broadcaster.
After a series of politicking, she emerged as the preferred candidate to deputize Onor.
Chairman of the party, Venatius Ikem said it was a herculean task to arrive at Emana because there was a galaxy of well-qualified gladiators for the position.
He said her choice is divine and that they consulted widely, adding that the party needed new and younger faces, especially from the women folk.
“The choice of Emana is one of the landmark feats in my 10-month leadership of PDP in the state. I must be grateful to God for giving us as the running mate. It was the same feat when we successfully and admirably produced the governorship candidate in Senator Sandy Onor,” Ikem said.
In his remark, the PDP governorship hopeful, Sandy Onor who represents Cross River Central in the Senate, said they resolved to give women and the youths the slot as they are a major force in the party.
Accepting her nomination, Emana said many battles have been fought and won, adding that settling for a woman as PDP running mate in Cross River is a weighty statement.
“For Cross River to have a female running mate is a victory already for the party. You have given me this task in trust. It is a big challenge. I boldly accept it,” she said.