Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Senator Otu Writes Supporters, Says C'River IS Safe Under Ayade

 Sen. Prince Bassey Otu


The political trajectory in Cross River State is on a daily basis being systematically assaulted by people who cannot lay claim to civilized conduct or popularity. Thankfully, the state is under the firm control and leadership of a determined and completely unbiased leader in the person of His Excellency, Senator (Prof.) Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State.

He has made it abundantly clear in several fora that for the sake of equity, justice and fair play, power should revert automatically back to the south as the 3 senatorial zones would have had an 8 year shot each at the governorship position between 1999 - 2023. This well-informed decision of the Governor receives a standing ovation each time he makes the repeated pronouncement on the zoning formula, which obviously indicates acceptability by all and a vote of confidence in his leadership qualities. 

As a law-abiding, responsible and loyal party member, I, Senator Bassey Edet Otu, hereby call on my teeming supporters, men and women of goodwill and indeed, all other Cross Riverians to join hands and vehemently support His Excellency, Prof Ben Ayade in his forthcoming judgement slated for next week. Cross Riverians have demonstrated over time that leadership at all levels ought to be supported to ensure all-round development and the tenure of office and leadership style of Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade cannot be jettisoned at this critical time in our state's political equation. Cross River is the only state we have and as such, we must do everything possible to stabilize it for both our present and future generations as the state is not for sale. 

External forces, in conjunction with saboteurs and misguided politicians, must not be allowed to derail our collective lofty dreams. The firm and fearless protection of our territorial integrity must be defended with every ounce of our energy. Together we defend, and together, we shall emerge victoriously. A united front can never be subdued by the enemy and no man can play God with unwarranted impunity and with such reckless abandon as he or she pleases. 

In a democratic setting like ours, dissenting voices and divergent opinions abound, but having taken a decision, my take is that we should all move on and support the prevailing decision of His Excellency, the Governor in order to encourage, support and rally around him as the undisputed leader of the party in the South-South geopolitical zone of the country. I am equally confident that whatever differences we may have at the moment will be amicably resolved at the appropriate time. 

Let me finally use this medium to assure and reassure His Excellency Sen.Prof. Ben Ayade of the unalloyed support and loyalty of all my teeming supporters and me in the forthcoming judgement which we look forward to with renewed hopes and confidence in his leadership and patriotic zeal. Cross River State is safe under Governor Ben Ayade and we cannot but stand with him through thick and thin.

Senator (Prince) Bassey Edet Sen Prince Bassey Otu