By Sylvia Etta
All appears to be set for the Senator representing Cross River Southern Senatorial District, Senator Bassey Otu to dump the ruling PDP and cross over to Labour Party.
Speculations have been rife about his possible departure from the ruling party after losing the party senatorial ticket to governor Imoke’s long time friend, Gershom Bassey in a contentious primary that generated plenty of tension and protests.
In a chat with CrossRiverWatch today, the Cross River State Chairman of Labour Party, Mr. Austin Ibok said all is now set to give the Senator and others who will be joining him to decamp from PDP a befitting welcome into the fold of Labour Party.
“Otu’s movement to Labour Party has been decided; himself along with other persons like Alex Egbona will be moving into our party on Wednesday and we are planning to make it a very big occasion for them. Jedy’s own too has been decided but we are meeting later today with his people to conclude on certain things.” He said.
CrossRiverWatch attempt to speak with Senator Otu on the development was not successful as several calls to his phone were not taken.
Prince Jedy Agba also confirmed to CrossRiverWatch that he is in discussions with Labour Party but was not ready to give further details yet.
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