By Archibong Jeremiah
The Paramount Ruler of Biase Local Government Area, His Royal Majesty, HRM Onun Nicholas Odum has given traditional blessings to Prof. Ivara Esu to run as the deputy governor to the Cross River State People’s Democratic Party, PDP governorship flag bearer Prof. Ben Ayade.
The King of Biase who gave the blessings following a visit to his palace by Prof. Ivara Esu maintained that he is indeed lucky that Ivara Esu is from his family lineage through Ivara’s mother.
“The same family that has produced the paramount ruler of Biase is the one producing the deputy governor of the state; I am very excited for this day”.
The Paramount Ruler who hails from Agwagune (the maternal home of Prof. Evara Esu) after giving the blessings of Biase people to Prof. Esu quoted from the Holy Bible in Romans 9:16 (So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy) and ended with a loud “Carry Go, Evara Esu and Ben Ayade, we are behind you”.
Before visiting the palace of the King of Biase, Prof. Evara had earlier visited his paternal home, Imasetabe where the village head, Onun Odim Ibe Inyang and some his chiefs accompanied by the villagers played host to his entourage.
The Imasetabe village head while addressing his guests pledged that Prof. Evara Esu has never let them down in many communal endeavors,therefore he and his people are solidly behind him and his principal, Senator Ben Ayade.
Among the entourage of Prof. Evara was Hon. Daniel Asuquo, member House of Representatives for Akamkpa/Biase federal constituency, who maintained that, Imasetabe is one community that has never turned their back on him even at trying moments.
Others in the train include the deputy speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, CRSHA Hon. Itaya Nyong, Ntufam Ignatius Ayamba, PDP Akamkpa caucus leader and a host of PDP dignitaries.
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