November 28, 2022

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2023: Why I endorsed APC guber candidate in Cross River – Obong of Calabar


The Obong of Calabar, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu V, has mentioned his endorsement of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State, Senator Bassey Edet Otu, was as a result of it’s the flip of the southern senatorial district the place Otu hails from, to provide the subsequent governor.

The grand Patriarch of the Efik Kingdom who made his place identified when Senator Otu visited him at his palace in Calabar, Monday, insisted that after the incumbent, Governor Ben Ayade, energy ought to ordinarily return to the South within the spirit of fairness, equity and justice.

Talking, the Monarch mentioned, “It’s the flip of the southern senatorial district to provide the subsequent governor for equity and fairness. The South had supported different two zones so it’s the flip of the South.

“And I’m glad that you just made the suitable selection within the individual of Sen. Bassey Otu who’s my beloved son. And that’s the reason I’m saying that come 2023, it’s again to south and I’m assured that Sen. Otu will emerge governor.”

In his remarks, Senator Otu mentioned, “Your eminence, we’ve solely come to say thanks for standing with us, to your non secular backing all by means of the method as much as my nomination because the gubernatorial candidate of my celebration, the APC. I want to say thanks.

“I’m examined, trusted and confirmed, ” Otu acknowledged, and added that together with his publicity within the non-public and public sectors, he has acquired sufficient expertise and capability to prudently handle the State’s scarce assets.

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“Let me additionally inform you that from tomorrow, I will likely be embarking on a thanks tour of all the southern senatorial district to understand all those that stood by us,” the APC guber candidate mentioned.

The candidate of the Folks’s Democratic Social gathering (PDP) is from the central senatorial district which produced the fast previous governor Liyel Imoke who handed over energy to the present governor who hails from the northern zone.