The Cross River Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr Eyo Ekpo, has pledged not to contest the result of the gubernatorial poll in the state at the election tribunal.
Ekpo, who described the March 9 governorship election in Cross River as an auction, said he would rather pray that Gov. Ben Ayade’s second tenure would be better for the people of the state.
In a statement issued in Calabar on Tuesday, the SDP candidate Ekpo, described the governorship poll in the state as a bidding war and an auction in which funds were deployed for inordinate political ambition.
He said that any unbiased follower of his campaign would testify that residents of Cross River bought into his “Recover and Restore Programme” but the popular will was intimidated and subverted.
“Sadly, the popular will was intimidated, subverted and cast aside by vote buying, multiple thumb printing, violence and malpractices.
“This was compounded by…