Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Victory Group Inaugurates Secretariat, donates N30m to Prince Otu's campaign

Prince Bassey Otu, APC gubernatorial candidate flanged by leaders of the Victory Support Group

Ukorebi Esien | 18th September 2022

The gubernatorial campaign of Sen. Prince Bassey Otu received a boost yesterday when the Victory Campaign Organisation, Donated the sum of Thirty Million Naira (N30,000,000)

The front-runner support group headed by Joseph Edet popularly known as Lashakara, inaugurated its campaign secretariat yesterday with the sole purpose of supporting the gubernatorial ambition of Sen. Prince Bassey Otu 

The candidacy of Sen. (Prince) Bassey Edet Otu has again received another boost as a new front-runner support group, The Victory Group on Saturday, 17th September 2022 officially launched their existence by unveiling a Secretariat for the main purpose of supporting the governorship campaign of Prince Otu.

Kicking off, the Director General of the Group, Joseph Edet, popularly known as LaShakara welcomed the All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 general elections, Sen. (Prince) Bassey Otu to the epoch-making occasion of opening a branded Secretariat for the support group while revealing the aim of Victory Group.

Speaking at the event, the DG of the group, Joseph Edet said the Victory group is made up of Ayade's young descendants who are intertwined with the best hands to deliver APC in 2023. 

"We have agreed to mobilize for victory, and as a matter of fact; ours is not to collect, but to donate and support your candidacy to victory - as our name implies." He said. 

Also speaking, Hon. Maria Akwaji - a member representing Obudu constituency in the State House of Assembly assured Prince Otu of positive results at the polls, "Our dear sweet Prince, we are excited to have you in our midst today; we appreciate your humility and commitment.

"You have enjoyed massive acceptance with love from the people and we believe that your capacity - both past and present will ensure victory."

The DG C'River State Primary Health Care & Development Agency, Dr Janet David Ekpenyong further reiterated the assurances of utmost support to the Cause.

"The Victory Group is a collection of those who are committed to adding value. We are not demanding; but on the other hand, giving. We shall mobilize our resources and massive votes for you."

Responding, the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Sen. Otu said he was happy and dumfounded by the gesture of the group stating that expressed profound appreciation to the Victory Group for the great show of love. 

"I am extremely happy to be here, and looking at this group, I make bold to say that you are a carefully selected lot who have set a goal of delivering power back to the South.

"I want to specially thank Gov. Ayade for the youths and women inclusive kind of governance operated by him; for that is the basis on which today has come to fruition.

"We want to improve Cross River State and make it a place where everyone would want to visit and invest; but in achieving this, we have to learn forgiveness, bury hatchets and work together."

Presenting the cheque of Thirty Million Naira, (N30,000,000) to Prince Otu's campaign Organisation, the Victory Group said the money was broken down as follows: 

Five million naria N5,000,000 will be given in  cash and campaign materials for the Governorship Candidate, while four million, five hundred thousand 4,500,000 will be given in cash and campaign Materials for each Senatorial Candidate, One million, five hundred thousand naira N1.5million in cash and campaign materials for each House of Representatives Candidate of the party and the balance assigned for campaign materials to be donated to all APC support groups.

Pictures from the event