From Idongesit Inyang
Ahead of the 2023 general elections in Cross River State, over 46 support groups have called on Senator Bassey Otu, former lawmaker representing Southern Senatorial District, to contest for governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The leader of the support groups, Boniface Okache, made the call recently while addressing a press conference in Calabar.
According to Okache, “Despite the challenges facing Cross River State, we the different support groups of Senator Bassey Otu, having notice the prolong period of silence, call on Senator Bassey Otu to make an assertive declaration to aspire and contest for the position of governor in the forthcoming election”.
He noted that “Senator Otu is synonymous with human capital empowerment and development, he is today adjudged the best and most acceptable personality in the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State that will guaranty victory for APC in 2023.”
Okache also noted that the lawmaker, while in parliament, sponsored several bills which are now Acts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Having x-rayed his sterling qualities and overwhelming acceptability across all the eighteen local government areas of Cross River State, we make bold to call on him to declare for the position of governor in the forthcoming elections”, the leader of the group said.
Mr Okache also restated their loyalty to Governor Ben Ayade and wished to stand with him till 2023, thanking him for taking poverty out of families in Cross River State and also opening up the political space in the state.