By Olusegun Obisanya
Former Senator representing Cross River South Senatorial District, Florence Ita Giwa has launched “Ini Nnyin Edi Emi” even as she expressed concern over nation’s worsening insecurity.
Speaking during the launch of the movement in Lagos recently, she noted that “we are here to launch “Ini Nnyin Edi Emi” which translates “it is our turn.”
“For sixteen years, Cross River South Senatorial District has not produced the governor. We have waited. I have always said zoning is not in the constitution of Nigeria but the governorship should come back to Cross Rivers South.
“We have supported Cross River North and Cross River Central. It is now the turn of Cross River South. It is a movement. We don’t have anything against anyone who is emerging from another party. We are not here to campaign but to make Cross Riverians from the South Senatorial District residing in Lagos have it in their head that it is their turn.
She said the Cross River APC governorship candidate, Senator Bassey Edet Otu is the symbol of “Ini Nnyin Edi Emi”. He is an exceptional human being.”
She added that there would not be any violence, noting that Cross River State has been the envy of other states in the country. “We have always had peaceful transition. We are civilized God fearing people,” she observed.
She lamented the nation’s state of insecurity describing it as “embarrassing”.
“As a politician, I’m very embarrassed. It’s as if we have lost grip of our country but I believe the next leadership should be able to address that. We want a better Nigeria,” she stated emphatically.
In his speech, Chairman, Cross River Unity Forum, Chief Edwin Okon disclosed that the group is made up of leaders of various groups that reside in Lagos, adding that former Governor Donald Duke was from Cross River South, Liyel Imoke was from Cross Rivers Central and the current governor is from Cross Rivers North.
“This is not a political but awareness campaign to sensitise on the need to support the aspiration of Cross River South,” he said.