Calabar - The General Assembly of Igbo Community in Cross River has pledged support for the administration of Professor Ben Ayade in transforming the state's economy.
This pledge is contained in a statement signed by Emmanuel Ezenwenyi, the Eze-Igbo in Council, and made available in Calabar on Sunday.
According to the statement, the assembly made the pledge at its just-concluded Triennial Delegates’ Conference in the state.
It said that the emergence of Ayade and his Deputy, Professor Ivara Esu, was unprecedented in the political history of the state.
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"Considering your pedigree as a private sector leader, we are deeply convinced that you will usher in a new hope for Cross Riverians.
"While we pledge our unflinching loyalty and support, we pray that God should provide you with the wisdom to deliver democracy dividends to the people.
"We hope that you shall also carry the ‘Ndigbo’ along in your administration," it said.
It described the Igbos as the salt of the economy of the state, adding that the community had a lot to contribute to the growth of the state’s socio-economy.
The general assembly comprises Igbos from the five South East States of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo residing in Cross River.