IF a panel while investigating a frivolous allegation concerning our candidate sent to it during the screening exercise within the time frame allotted, asked for more information to clarify an aspect of their doubts and therefore declared the screening of our candidate none conclusive, is that what should call for alarm?
Speaking to journalists today in Calabar, a party chieftain, public commentator, analysts, and a former contestant to the party’s National publicity position during the last APC convention, Comrade Obi Offiong Ojage, has dismissed the story of making the round sponsored by those who do not wish Cross river state well, opined that issues surrounding Senator Bassey Otu’s screening do not call for the negative publication it seems to be getting if not for the obvious, fact that the candidacy of Senator Prince Otu has become too hot that some people find it difficult to go to bed without thinking on the sudden change that would take place should Prince Otu becomes the party’s flag bearer and eventually wins the elections and becomes Governor of the state.
Their fears are the cause of all the rumbling and noise-making by enemies of progress in the state and therefore should be discarded for something better.
He said that there is no need to respond to an unverifiable report and one which is very unsubstantiated concerning our candidate especially when such is a function of Satanism.
He said that Senator Bassey Otu has been a legislator at the upper houses of assembly for twelve rewarding years and the well-known man who has headed several missions abroad, for Nigeria. Therefore you do not associate the Senator with filth and call those politics. It’s total nonsense as far as the party in Cross River is concerned, for one to emphasize the need to verify a primary school leaving certificates over the presentation of a degree certificate. It’s unheard of, if not from idle minds, which is the work of enemies of progress.
He said further that it is not in any doubt whatsoever that Prince Otu attended the University of Calabar and graduated. And did work as a banker before leaving for the United Kingdom where he lived for many years before returning to the country to join partisan politics, and contested and won election twice into the Federal House of Assembly. And sort and won election again into the Nigerian Senate as a Senator, where he headed the committee of Finance and appropriation in the Nigerian Senate as its chairman. It’s mischievous to associate him with that filth or dirt as the enemies want us to believe.
He said that the senator’s declaration has attracted a huge following across the length and breadth of the state the type never seen before which is what is breading all this fear and frivolity.
CROSS river people must be forced to accept the blessings and mercies of the Lord, whether they like it or not. We must embrace a new done offered to us by the LORD of Host in the person of Senator Prince Bassey Otu as a candidate for Governor on the platform of the APC Obi Ojage concluded.