C’RIVER 2023 – CENTRAL INSISTS ON BACK TO SOUTH WITH SEN. BASSEY OTU
By our Reporter
The leaders and people of the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State have reiterated their support for the next Governor of the State to come from the Southern Senatorial District.
Former Leader of the Nigerian Senate and APC chieftain in the State, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba conveyed this position to the mammoth crowds of leaders and members of the APC as well as non-partisan supporters of Senator Prince Bassey Otu, the Governorship candidate of the APC during the candidate’s Consultative visits to Biase and Akamkpa Local Government Areas on Tuesday.
Explaining the reasons for this position by the Central, Senator Ndoma-Egba reminded the audience that the period 1999-2007 had the governorship in the South with Donald Duke while 2007-2015 was the turn of Central with Liyel Imoke. The current period spanning 2015-2023 is occupied by the North in the person of Ben Ayade. This implies that the governorship has rotated amongst the three senatorial districts and it is simply logical that it returns back to the South.
He posited that the maxim – if it is not broken, don’t fix it – should necessarily apply to the rotation of the governorship seat in Cross River State. As for the people of Central, he described them as adherents to the tenets of justice, equity and fairness. Thus, it is only just, equitable and fair that the Central will massively support Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu to emerge as the next Governor of Cross River State in the 2023 elections.
He emphasized that doing so will foster the spirit of peaceful coexistence that has defined the politics of Cross River State since the onset of the Fourth Republic in 1999.
Speaking further, he described Sen. Otu as a man whose time has come, as evidenced by the massive state-wide support that the governorship candidate enjoys. He likened the Prince Otu political movement to an earthquake that will consume any opposition. He enjoined the people of the South to overwhelmingly support Senator Bassey Otu and all APC Candidates in the coming elections. Doing so, he reckoned, will secure the support that will come from the Central and North to guarantee a landslide victory for the Party.