Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, Ntufam Edim Inok, has disclosed that only the state governor, Prof Ben Ayade that can reverse the issue of automatic ticket in the state.
Speaking on the issue at the PDP Secretariat on Monday, Inok revealed that instructions from the national secretariat had revealed that only the state governor would direct before any action can be further carried out.
“We actually had a meeting with our National Vice Chairman, South to clear the air on the pronouncement concerning the automatic tickets, which brought disaffection among party members
“The pronouncement will come directly from the leader of the party (Prof Ben Ayade) and when he is back, we would appeal to him to make another Town Hall Meeting for all the caucuses.
“Unfortunately, the governor is not in town; so what he actually wanted to inform the aggrieved people could have come from the mouth of the governor directly.
“But the information has not been given because it has to come from the governor himself. Then governor is not in town.
“We are threatened by defection; all we are saying is that the right thing should be done. Anybody can decide to defect but finally it boils down to the will of the people, it will be determined by what the people (caucuses) want,” Inok said.