Dr Frankland Briyai who oversaw the last general election as INEC Residence Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River State today, Thursday 8th August 2019 resigned his appointment with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to join the Bayelsa governorship race.

Briyai who served as Cross River REC from 2017 until his retirement said he left his job to contest for the governorship of his state, following calls from the people on him to run in the Nov. 16, governorship election.

He disclosed that after critically considering their demand, he decided to heed their call to selfless service that had always been his lifestyle.

He emphasised that as a progressive, he decided to run on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“On Saturday, the 21st of July, 2019, a mammoth crowd of Bayelsans held a peaceful rally in Yenagoa, calling my humble self to contest the Nov. 16, gubernatorial election.

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