By Ene Asuquo
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC today kicked off it’s campaign for the 2023 general elections at the Ogoja township stadium.
The event witnessed an unprecedented crowd as residents welcomed the governorship hopeful with so much energy.
Speaking at the event, Governorship candidate of the party, Ntufam (Prince) Bassey Otu said he was excited to be in Ogoja. “ I am a true Ogoja son. I lived and grew up here,I also went to school here” he said.
The frontline gubernatorial Candidate who used the opportunity to unveil his manifesto titled, ‘People-First Manifesto’ said “the last time I came here was to thank you for electing me as the APC flag bearer for our dear State.
“While I was here, we had some discussions and I took note of everything you said. Today, I have returned with a solution to those issues you raised and I have put them into a document that represents our manifesto. And we will follow it to the later to ensure its implementation. That is why, it is called The People-First Manifesto”
The governorship hopeful, flanked by his deputy governorship candidate, Rt. Hon. Peter Odey solicited for their total support, pledging never to fail them.
The occasion which was witnessed by a Mammoth crowd that came out to receive the gubernatorial hopeful, also featured the defection of prominent PDP leaders, led by Barr. Emmanuel Lifu who left the opposition PDP with thousands of his followers to join the APC.
Executive Governor of Cross River State and the Senatorial hopeful of the Northern Senatorial District, His excellency Sen.Prof. Ben Ayade admonished the People of Ogoja to stand By zoning emphasizing that it is rightfully and truly the turn of the South and as usual the north should Vote one direction to sustain her Unity as District.
He concluded By stating unequivocally that Cross River had never played opposition and therefore cannot start now.
The Digital Governor moved a motion for the endorsement of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Sen (Prince) Bassey Edet Otu and all State and National Assembly Candidates in which there was thunderous response from the mammoth crowd to affirm their readiness to Vote APC and prince Otu.