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November 29, 2017

Ayuk, ex-Beauty queen sues for peace, says Nigeria’s unity not negotiable

Ayuk, ex-Beauty queen sues for peace, says Nigeria’s unity not negotiable

ISABELLA AYUK, EX-MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN NIGERIA (MBGN) 2012.

Ex Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2012, Miss Isabella Ayuk, has called on Nigerians to embrace love, promote peace and unity of the country.

ISABELLA AYUK, EX-MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN NIGERIA (MBGN) 2012.

She made the call on Wednesday in Calabar when the current Cross River Most Beautiful Girl (CRMBG), Miss Christine Edet, paid her a courtesy visit.

Ayuk, who organised the 2017 CRMBG pageant in the state, said that Nigeria has continued to exist in spite of its diverse tribes and religious differences, adding that it was important for all Nigerians to evolve ways of promoting peaceful co-existence in the country.

“God did not make a mistake by bringing together all tribes and religion in Nigeria.

“Our country is presently polarised along tribal, ethnic and religious lines. God in his mercy did not make a mistake by putting together all tribes with our religious differences in a country called Nigeria.

“What else can we say about the ripple and recurring effect of an Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Idoma and Calabari girl just to mention but a few tribes.

“As my own contribution to Nigeria’s unity, I will continue to use the CRMBG pageant to expand the contest to accommodate girls from other states of Nigeria.

“We will continue to abide by our 2017 theme which is, `Year of Building Bridges Across Divide Through Beauty’, and we will continue to do that’’, she said.

The ex-Beauty queen called on pageants enthusiasts in the entertainment industry to continue to promote Nigeria’s indivisible unity through various pageantry.

“Our desire in CRMBG is to make every Nigerian girl to be proud of being a citizen in a one indivisible Nigerian’’, she said.

She advised the CRMBG to use her office to promote unity and the girl-child education in Cross River.

Speaking earlier, Edet said that the visit was to thank the former beauty queen for using her position in promoting the unity of the country by bringing beauty queens from diverse tribes together.

She said that her pet project known as, `Rollback Malaria and Typhoid’, is to create awareness on the reduction of the disease in Cross River.

“You have done a lot in showing to the world the true colour of the African beauty.

“ I am very happy that you are uniting the country through this pageantry’’, she said.

NAN