Cross River State Governor, Ayade, yesterday, restated his commitment to ensuring that the Southern Senatorial District of the state produce the next governor, in 2023.
Ayade, who was re-elected as governor for another four-year term, vowed to do everything within his power to actualise the commitment.
The governor, who spoke during a phone-in programme on a private radio station, in Calabar, insisted that equity and fairness demand that the next governor of Cross River should come from the South.
He said: “2023 is the turn of the South, and that was the commitment I gave. I will use every fiber in me to ensure the next governor comes from the southern senatorial district.”
He said, having insisted on keeping fidelity with the political zoning arrangement in the state, in the run up to his re-election, it was, therefore, incumbent on him to ensure the South takes its turn to produce governor in 2023.
“Fairness is fairness, equity is equity. I have preached equity, so, it is my turn to do equity,” the governor said.