The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State has berated the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi over the alleged endorsement of Prof Sandy Onor, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
The alleged endorsement has also angered LP supporters who claim that Obi whom they massively voted for abandoned their governorship candidate, Ogar Osim to pitch his tent with the PDP.
Naija News understands that Obi, in a trending video, was heard saying that Onor, a Senator representing Cross River Central in the Senate, has competence, capacity and sagacity to govern the state.
Reacting to the video via a statement, signed by the chief spokesman of APC campaign council, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, the party argued that Obi’s alleged endorsement was an interference in Cross River politics.
They insisted that such interference was disrespectful to the people of the State.
Obono-Obla said, “When we read the purported endorsement of the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Cross River State, Senator Sandy Onor, by Peter Obi, we were aghast and flummoxed.
“The APC, Cross River State, takes serious exception to the attempt by Peter Obi to interfere or meddle in the internal politics of Cross River State. It is an affront to the people of Cross River State and will not be taken lightly.
“How on earth can Peter Obi, who rode on the crest of the clamour by young people for a supplanting of the old political, traditional, and establishment of the country, endorse Senator Sandy Onor over his party’s candidate?
“It is simply confounding, outrageous, and sacrilegious. We unreservedly condemn
Peter Obi’s disrespectful and condescending attitude to the people of Cross River State!”