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Cross river INEC REC resigns, declares for APC, joins Bayelsa Guber race

– Briyai Frankland, INEC’s REC in Cross River has resigned to contest in the November 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa state

– The former REC said he had heard the call made by those who urged him to contest

– Frankland said there was a dire need to change the political course of Bayelsa, and urged the people of the state not to sell their votes, but to vote wisely

Briyai Frankland, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s resident electoral commissioner in Cross River, has resigned to contest in the November 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa state.

Frankland, at a send-forth party at the electoral commission’s Calabar office, announced that he would be contesting the elections on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Headline News 365 gathers that the former REC said he had heard the call made by those who urged him to contest.

He said: “On Saturday 21 July 2019, a mammoth crowd of meaningful and pragmatic Bayelsans that sincerely love their state held a very peaceful rally in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state, calling my humble self to contest the November 16, 2019 gubernatorial election.

“I have critically considered their demand and dilemma. I have heard their call to selfless service that had always being my lifestyle.

“For the sake of the very important call to rescue the kind, peace loving and great people of Bayelsa state, I have resigned my appointment as a REC in the INEC with effect from Thursday, 8 August 2019.

“As a progressive, I will identify with the very best of the progressive political parties, the APC.”

Frankland said there was a dire need to change the political course of Bayelsa, and urged the people of the state not to sell their votes, but to vote wisely.

He said he would provide the very best alternative to lift the state from the hardship currently being experienced.

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