October 3, 2012

Obudu: Imoke makes clarion call

Cross River state governor,senator Liyel Imoke has charged the local organising committee for the annual Obudu international mountain race to make a huge statement. on  their readiness to host the world in 2014 with a perfect,world class organisation of the eighth edition of the annual Obudu  international mountain race next month in Obudu.

Imoke told the LOC headed by Sir William Archibong to pull out all the stops  to host the best ever championships in 2014 after he was briefed on how Cross River state last month in Italy  won the bid to host the 30th edition of the. World Mountain Running Association,WMRA, championships scheduled to hold at the Obudu Ranch Resort in Obudu.

‘His Excellency charged us to host the best ever WMRA championships in 2014 to let the world know how blessed and gifted Cross Riverians in particular and Nigerians in general are’,revealed Patrick Ugbe,a member of the LOC who is also the Commissioner for Youth and Sports. In the state.

‘He told us to  ensure that everything within our control are put in place and that we should also strive and work even on issues that are not under our control’.

’He said hosting an  event of this magnitude means  all hands must be on deck to meet the terms and expectations  of the entire world because the credit will not just be to Cross River State, but to Nigeria as a whole. To achieve that, we must endeavour to project Nigeria in good image to participating  nations,athletes,officials as well as millions around the world who will be monitoring the event’,he said.

Ugbe said the LOC promised to host the best ever Obudu international mountain race and the African mountain running championships next month at the Obudu Ranch Resort in Obudu.

’The LOC reassured His Excellency that it   use the 2012 race to tell the world that it  will not disappoint them in 2014″,concludes Ugbe.