Widows from cross river has endorsed Senator Ben Ayade for reelection in 2019.
The widows numbering close to 10, 000, under the name of Association of Widows in Cross River (AWICR), at a solidarity meeting with the governor, recalled with happiness the recent by-election in which one of them, Mrs. Abbey Ukpukpen, into the Cross River State House of Assembly to replace her late husband, Steven Ukpukpen.
This was made known by the WICR President Mrs. Grace Otu, said: “We sincerely thank Professor Ayade for thinking it wise to support the election of a widow to take over the seat of her late husband, to represent the Governor’s state constituency.”
“Today, we have one of us, who truly understands our plight and will ensure that our interests are fully protected at all times.”
And in appreciation to this mark of honour to widows, we the entire widows numbering over ten thousand in the state hereby publicly declare our support for the second term bid of our Digital Governor to enable him complete the good works he has started.”