Andy Essiet , Calabar
Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state, Sen Prince Bassey Otu has promised to liberate the state from over dependence on federal allocation
Otu who said this yesterday during his thank you tour of the Northern senatorial district of the state, said, “We will build on the legacies of Sen. Ben Ayade who has done extremely well in the areas of industrialisation and human capital development, we will sustain, expand, and develop the industries, getting our people involved and liberate the state from over dependence on federal allocation”
He assured Cross Riverians of a peaceful and prosperous Cross River saying,, “I can’t thank you enough, especially the delegates who unanimously voted for me to lead the party in the forthcoming elections, I want to assure you that your efforts and confidence will not be in vain. We will build a Cross River State that we will all be proud of”
In fulfilment of his promise to visit and appreciate political stakeholders from each of the 18 local government areas in the state, the gubernatorial candidate of the visited APC stakeholders in Obanliku and Obudu LGAs of Cross River State.
Sen. Otu who was accompanied during the visit by chairman and other key leaders of the APC in the state, also visited paramount rulers of the two LGAs.
Addressing party faithful, Otu expressed gratitude to the people of Obanliku and Obudu particularly the delegates who unanimously voted for him on the 26th of May during the APC guber primaries
In an interactive session with the traditional rulers council in Obanliku LGA, Paramount Ruler Dr. Amos Etem acknowledged the antecedents and track record of Sen. Otu while appreciating the governorship hopeful for his love for the state noting that his emergence was a direct will of the people and Obanliku will support him.
In her address, Chairman of Obanliku LGA, Margaret Inde said Otu’s innumerable selfless service to humanity is a testament of what Cross Riverians should expect when he becomes governor.
On his part, Hon. Ken Aklah who recounted the unprecedented empowerment and impact by Sen. Otu in the State while at the National Assembly, said Otu’s achievement in human capital development is a record yet to be broken and will make a difference as governor of the State.
Highpoint of the event was the royal blessings on Sen. Prince Bassey Otu by the Paramount Rulers of both LGAs