Thursday, 21 April 2022

"I am Fully Persuaded That It's Time to Run, Finally Otu Throws his Hat in the Ring

Prince Otu

A one time National Lawmaker who represented Cross Southern Senatorial District in the Red Chambers of the National Assembly, Sen. Prince Bassey Otu, has finally decided to throw his hat in the ring to contest for the Governorship seat of Cross River State come 2023. 

The grassroots politician who is loved by many revealed this yesterday while receiving a cross-section of student leaders in his Calabar residence said after much pressure from groups cutting across the three senatorial district and political believe, and carrying out deep political consultations, he believes it's time he took the bull by the horn and contest for the exalted position of governor of Cross River State. 

"It's taking me time because I had to do proper consultations and I have had a lot of 'come and declare' from too many groups, senatorial districts and Local Government Areas. Now, I have weighed it and I am fully persuaded beyond all reasonable doubts that yes it is time to run." He said. 

Otu informed that there are too many wrongs which he has seen in the state thus his reason to contest, stating that he will unveil his blue print when he officially declares to run. 

The student

 who came under the umbrella body of Southern Cross River State Students, SOCRISS World Wide had earlier said Otu is a not just a good material that will reform the state but student friendly thus he should come out and contest the governorship race as they will canvass support for his victory at the polls. 

Responding to the student leaders, the astute politician said with so much pressure from many people he will officially declare his intention to contest on Friday, 22nd of April, 2023 in his Adiabo edit Ward in Odukpani LGA. 

He also informed that when elected as Governor he will continue with the developmental strides of from where the Governor and the leader of the Party in the state will stop, adding that the two cardinal words in his campaign mantra are sustainability and continuity as the empowerment, emancipation and employment of students who are youth leaders will be topmost in the priority list of his administration, adding that students will be given an office in his campaign  secretariat when commissioned.