By Ene Asuquo
Senator representing southern senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Gershom Bassey, has congratulated the Governor elect of cross River State, prince Bassey Edet Otu for his victory at the just concluded Governorship election in the state, he also thanked cross Riverians for endorsing “Back to South”
“Let me congratulate the APC and its candidates led by prince Bassey Edet Otu on their victory at the polls”
He said PDP has suffered the most spectacular and humiliating rejection by Cross Riverians in its over 24year history.
He noted that this election has critically demonstrated that, the political leaders, must
always listen to those that they aspire to lead, especially in this new age of BVAS and improving electoral processes.
He stressed that Cross Riverians are a proud and dignified people, who are always their brothers’ keepers and so they abhor imposition, bigotry, jingoism and hate speech, adding that the idea that elections can be won by spewing ethnic sentiment and promoting division is alien to the culture and vexatious to the spirit of every Cross Riverian.
He condemned the idea of trying to annexed the State as the personal property of puppeteers, describing such as a joke that would always be resisted by voters in cross River
Senator Bassey then congratulated the vast majority of the Cross River State electorate who are not card carrying members of any political party who stood for equity, justice and fairness in this election.
He maintained that the electorate, have settled all the arguments, postulations, theorizing and calculations.
“You said it loud and clear that having waited patiently for 16years without complaint but lovingly supporting their brothers in other Senatorial Districts, it is the turn of the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State to produce a Governor”.
” the electorate, have emphatically said that one good turn deserves another and endorsed “BACK TO SOUTH”.
The principle of rotation and zoning in Cross River State has been, by your singular action, established forever, the matter is now settled.