By Archibong Jeremiah / Jonathan Ugbal
The Senator representing Cross River State Southern Senatorial district in the National Assembly Senator Prince Bassey Otu today dumped the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, after announcing his resignation from the party.
Addressing a crowd of supporters at the Margaret Ekpo International airport Calabar where he arrived few minute before 6pm today, Senator Otu expressed his displeasure at the way and manner the PDP, his former party conducted her entire primaries.
After denouncing his membership from the PDP the platform that gave him his first tenure in the Senate and his previous representation at the House of Representatives he said the party is now “against peoples will”.
He further declared his ambition to run for a second term but stopped short of naming his new party.
He however promised to begin consultations tonight and wished all his supporters a merry Christmas and prosperous new year ahead.
Despite the Senator’s hesitation at disclosing his new party, the Chairman of Labour Party in Cross River State, Mr. Austin Ibok told CrossRiverWatch earlier in the week that Senator Otu was billed to declare for Labour party today in an open ceremony in Calabar which however could not hold for undisclosed reasons.
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