Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, a former presidential adviser on National Assembly Matters on Thursday, March 26, 2015 expressed confidence that President Goodluck Jonathan will on Saturday, March 28, 2015 amass maximum votes in Bakassi area of Cross Rivers State in the presidential elections.
Ita-Giwa made this known in Calabar while addressing newsmen, calling for the electorate to exhibit a peaceful demeanor, as is synonymous with the people of the state.
She said: “Now that over 80 per cent of Bakassi residents have got their permanent voters’ cards (PVCs), they should go all out on Saturday to ensure that they vote for President Jonathan’s re-election. Cross River is known to be a core PDP state and I am convinced that they will deliver the state en masse for President Jonathan. We will go to Dayspring Islands and other riverine communities
“We are not envisaging security challenges. I appeal to Cross Riverians to maintain the peace as they have always displayed, especially during the carnival. Nobody should allow Cross River to be tagged as not peaceful because of election.
“We are not known for violence, so the peaceful disposition should be maintained. We have been holding successful carnivals in the state that is violent-free. Elections will come and go; we need our beautiful state to remain intact. No politician is worth shedding blood for.”