Damon Ikpeme Damon Jr. A Cross Riverian by name, who is currently at London United kingdom, who is a UK trained financial Adviser, and Co – convener Cross River State diaspora forum in the United kingdom. He’s from Odukpani Local Government Area.
Damon Jr. on interview with calabargist media has reacted toward the current political tusle in the state where he represent in diaspora.
Stating it clear that the primary focus of Cross River State diaspora forum is leadership and to maintain the tradition of Cross River State politics.
Damon Jr. state reasons for maintaining the scope of zoning in Cross River State to be sincerely base on justice and equity, although some characters in the central senatorial district of the State are being unreasonable.
In quotes “Damon Jr. said it’s been our tradition to rotate the number one seat in the state, you will be in order in calling it politics with ethics”
Damon Ikpeme also appreciate the stand and believe from APC when it comes to zoning.
In quotes Damon said “Few characters in PDP feel they own the party because of their relationship with River state, for me that’s wrong and being insensitive.
I didn’t basically have any interest in 2023 elections but when I started seeing the hand writings, I knew it was time to also get involve. APC have done the the right thing by maintaining the politics of ethics which has always been our tradition, I think they deserve a plus for that and also having Prince Bassey Edet Otu as it’s candidate I believe is the best thing coming to Cross River State in a long while.
He explain his capacity on influencing the back to south agenda Positively. He said as a full Cross Riverian that was born in Calabar and schooled in Calabar till my first degree, I am not less or more a cross riverian than any other person back home, we share the same pain and we will join hands together in campaigning for what we believe is right and also to move Cross River State forward. He further explain that they’re currently mobilising youths and women to support the candidature of Prince Otu and the next youngest Senator from Cross River State Asuquo Ekpeyoung Jr.
Damon Jr. explain his reason for seeing Asuquo Ekpenyong as the true savior in taking Cross River State Southern senatorial district to a better level from where Sen Gershom Bassey has created good impact on. In quotes Damon states “In one off Tony Elumelu FOUNDATION youth seminar, former President Obasanjo was asked a question on what he thinks the youths need to excel? and his answer was simple they are here let’s ask them what the need, Asuquo Ekpenyong Jr. is a youth that understands, speaks and relate to our problems as youths and to add to that he has showed capacity that deserves an accolade.
Damon Closes the chat by saying he think the State needs a surgery and the surgeon we believe in is Prince Bassey Edet Otu.