We will put C/River back on the world tourism calendar, candidate for PDP guber – The Sun Nigeria
Senator Sandy Onor, the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Cross River, has promised to bring the state back onto the global tourism calendar if elected in 2023.
Onor said this during the annual Obudu New Yam festival in Begiaba community in Obudu local government area of the state on Sunday.
He commended the leadership of Mr. Donald Duke and Mr. Liyel Imoke, both former governors, for harnessing the vast tourism potentials of the state into a global brand.
He said it was unfortunate that gains under them could not be sustained by the current administration.
The senator, however, promised to ensure that the lost glory of the state would be regained if he were elected to power in 2023.
“It’s amazing that under a son Obudu as governor of our state, Obudu Mountain Race is no more; Obudu Ranch Resort, which is a focal point for the tourist public, is now in ruins.
“The whole tourism industry in the state has been bastardised.”
“Our government will work diligently to regain our lost glory not only in tourism but in all the sectors where we dominate and have become a point of reference, given our comparative advantage,” he said.
Earlier, Senator Jarigbe Agom-Jarigbe commended the people for the peaceful celebration and urged them to maintain mutual and harmonious coexistence to accelerate economic development.
Agom-Jarigbe said that PDP remains united and committed to improving the welfare of the people by providing the necessary basic amenities.
“Our scorecard across the state, even as opposition party legislators in terms of projects, scholarships, job creation, jobs, hospice care, capacity building and grants startup, is just the tip of the iceberg.
“We are irrevocably committed to exceeding people’s expectations by 2023,” he said.
The senator added that party members have real plans on the ground to solicit electoral support before 2023. (NAN)