Gov. Bassey Otu
By Michael Jegede
Erstwhile Senate Leader and top chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has congratulated the Governor of Cross River State, Senator (Prince) Bassey Edet Otu, on the occasion of his 64th birthday.
In a congratulatory message to Otu, popularly known as Sweet Prince, Ndoma-Egba described the governor as a great achiever and grassroots politician who has lived a life of fulfilment, contentment and service to humanity.
Rejoicing with the Sweet Prince on the celebration of his sixty-four years on earth, Ndoma-Egba said: “I felicitate the Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency, Senator Prince Bassey Otu on the occasion of his 64th birthday. As he clocks 64, I wish him a long and glorious life.
“Prince Otu has lived a life of service, a life of fulfilment and a life of contentment. I pray God to grant him the courage and boldness to do all the things he planned to do while in office so that he will leave behind enduring legacies for which he would invariably be remembered. So I wish him courage and boldness as he continues to steer the ship of Cross River State.
“Otu’s life has been that of grace essentially. And you can see God’s grace clearly upon his life. He has achieved a lot in life. He has done quite well. He is a likeable person. He is a grassroots politician liked by the people. He is unassuming and he has endeared himself in the hearts of the people. He is known to be a man of high integrity and unquestionable character.
“It is my wish for him that the office he holds today should elevate him. Because there is life after office. How are you seen after office? Does the office elevate you or diminish you? Some have held high offices and got diminished as a result of their failure to meet the expectations of the people. That would not be the case for Prince Otu. He will definitely take Cross River State to the Promised Land. All we need is to be patient and continue to support him. Given the circumstance he finds himself, I would say he is taking the right steps in the right direction to transform the state. The situation is not an easy one. It is not easy at all. I pray God will continue to protect, guide and direct him.
“Happy birthday, Your Excellency!”