The Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Frankland Briyai, has resigned from office. He tendered the resignation yesterday the 8th of August 2019 at the INEC head office in Calabar the Capital of Cross River State, South-South, Nigeria.
Dr. Frankland Briyai, also used the opportunity to make known his intentions to contest for the gubernatorial elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Bayelsa State, South-South, Nigeria.
‘’My resignation letter was addressed to Professor Mamoud Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday, the 5h of August, 2019’’. Dr. Frankland Briyai stated.
‘’Youth groups from Bayelsa State, the Niger Delta Region, Northern and Eastern Nigeria, ECOWAS, Africa and the Commonwealth have been on the forefront of persuasion for me to run for the elated office. Their reason for persuasion to contest the November 16th, 2019 gubernatorial election similar to callers from Bayelsa State-impressing that I have the potentials and capacity to impact a remarkable change and lift Bayelsa State up to the next glorious level that would make it stand proudly amongst the great states in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. According to them, I would bring back the glory of all land to the oil rich small state of Bayelsa. I appreciate their courage and recognize me as a worthy patriot and builder f peaceful society both in Bayelsa State, the Niger Delta region, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa and the Commonwealth’’. Dr. Frankland Briyai stated.
Dr. Frankland Briyai, showed interest in becoming the next Governor of Bayelsa state and has identified himself under the umbrella of the All Progressive Congress in Bayelsa State and urged all Bayelsans not to sell their votes. ‘’ As a progressive, I will identify with the very best of the progressive political parties-the All Progressive Congress (APC). My candid counsel to the great people of Bayelsa is to embrace peace, honour their esteemed franchise by not selling their votes during November 16th gubernatorial election.”