The governorship standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC)l, in Cross River State, Senator (Prince) Bassey Otu, has assured the people of the state that his administration would continue with the good works of the incumbent Governor Ben Ayade.
Otu gave the assurance in Okpoma when the Cross River APC campaign team arrived Yala Local Government Area in conclusion of its tour of the Northern senatorial district.
Otu said, “I am always excited whenever I am in Yala because of your political consciousness. We will complete all the projects that is yet to be completed. This state was almost insolvent when Governor Ayade took over, but out of his ingenuity and deep vision, he has laid a solid foundation for the state.
“When we take over, we will facilitate loans and grants to Yala sons who are involved in businesses, including ensuring that our sons who are local contractors are encouraged to rise and compete with companies like Julius Berger.”
The APC gubernatorial flag bearer added, “I took Yala salt somewhere and I was told that it is the most organic salt you can ever have. We will harness the full potential of this mineral resource by establishing a salt factory. People know me for keeping to my words. If I say I will do something, you can take it to the bank”
Speaking, Ayade appealed to Otu to make the completion of Okpoma-Mfum road his first project in office.
The governor said, “All through my stay in office, I did not sell any government property, instead I have built so many. I want to publicly appeal to our incoming governor, Senator Bassey Otu, that when you get into office, please make sure you complete this Okpoma-Mfum road. Let this be your first project in office.
“During my first term, all my projects were in the South. In politics, charity begins from the other side before coming home.”
Addressing the mammoth crowd, the Director General, DG, of the Cross River APC Campaign Organization, Amb. Soni Abang, insisted that for the sake of fairness, equity and justice, Otu from the Southern senatorial district is the right person to be the next governor of the state.
Despite being from Cross River Central, where the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Sandy Onor, comese from, Abang noted that it was not the turn of the Southern senatorial district to produce the state governor in 2023.
He said, “I am from the central part of this state and I can say that it is not our turn to be governor. It is witchcraft to want to take what is not yours and we are not like that.”
Other speakers at the event praised Ayade for constructing the Okpoma-Mfum road, which he has pleaded with Otu to complete. They called on the voters to reject the PDP and vote for all the candidates of APC.