A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives member (Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency), Ntufam Daniel Asuquo, has disclosed that the opposition PDP in Cross River State thrives on hypocrisy, which made him leave them for Labour Party to pursue his gubernatorial ambition.
Chairman of the Labour Party in the state, Ambassador Ogar Osim, and his officials formally received him yesterday in Calabar at a fanfare.
Asuquo, better known as Dansuki, was one of the strong contenders for the governorship of the state but did not make it during the party primary.
He explained that the decision by a certain group of persons in the party to pursue a narrow and sectional interest and refusal to endorse power rotation are some of the reasons that have pushed him out of the PDP.
He lamented that the party intentionally excluded his constituency from the micro-zoning positions between the Efiks and non-Efik speaking federal constituencies despite their voting strength, stressing that the Efiks have had opportunities to rule more than his own unit.
“When I declared my interest to vie for the governorship of the state, I did that out of conviction that my background, education, experience, training, and world view would help me turn around the fortunes of the state. The past few weeks have been very intriguing,” he said.