Chief Gershom Bassey’s Ambition Put On Hold For Eight Years

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Chief Gershom Bassey (left) and Governor Liyel Imoke
Chief Gershom Bassey (left) and Governor Liyel Imoke

The Governorship ambition of the last man among the ‘three wise men’ of Cross River State, Chief Gershom Bassey might have been permanently put on hold until after the eight years tenure of the governor that will emerge from the northern senatorial district of the state.

Sources close to CrossRiverWatch revealed that Chief Bassey’s gubernatorial ambition for 2015 cannot see the light of the day because of the recent political restructuring of the PDP Caucuses leaders at the Local Government and senatorial levels in the state.

The sources confided in us that the State Governor had mounted pressure on the Efik politician and prevailed, by drumming it into his mind that any attempt to frustrate a governor from emerging from the northern senatorial district will tear the state apart, a cost the state will not be able to shoulder, hence the need to allow the sleeping dog to lie, as there was no need to deliberately putting a hand into a man’s mouth to check if he has teeth to bite.

CrossRiverWatch gathered that it was based on this premise that Chief Gershom Bassey was recently made the Party’s Caucus Chairman for the southern senatorial district of the state, and that with that position; it becomes impossible, illegal and unethical for Chief Bassey to be an umpire in his own match or a judge in his own case.

Reliable sources also informed us that it is this same dilemma which confronts Ntufam Dr. Peter Oti, one of the governorship aspirants in from the north who has equally been made the Caucus chairman for Obudu Local Government Area, as he too cannot preside as a judge in his own matter.

Our sources equally confided in us that before Chief Gershom Bassey could accept to bury his governorship ambition, for the peaceful co-existence of the state, he was promised the Southern Senatorial District Ticket to run for senate, meaning that he has the incumbent Senator, Prince Bassey Otu, and Chief Ekpo Okon to contend with.

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