By Jonathan Ugbal
The Senator representing Cross River State Southern Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Prince Bassey Otu has formally declared his defection to Labour Party.
The Senator made this known in a press release signed by him and made available to CrossRiverWatch by his media assistant, Ekpenyong Akiba.
In the release he stated that he will run for a second term under Labour stressing that his actions are in line with the consultations he made and is still making with people from the seven local government areas that make up the southern senatorial district.
Prince Otu in the statement expressed his dissatisfaction with the modus his former party, PDP conducted its primaries.
“I wish to formally break my silence on which option to follow in assuaging the wishes of my teeming supporters as to the platform to adopt in their determination to enable me continue to represent them in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
‘My reaction to the charade exhibited by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded primaries in tandem with wide consultations among my constituents endorses my resignation and subsequent adoption of the Labour Party (LP) as an alternative platform to actualize the popular demand ahead of the 2015 elections.
“The Senatorial District in adopting this stance is cognizant of the fact that the Labour Party has already endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan (GCFR) as its flag bearer, hence the adopted platform further cements the continuity of the Transformation Agenda which truly is on course in the nation.
“It is my believe that our mandate as a people will be realized on the platform of collective will and tenacity of purpose such that the enemies of democracy can realize the sanctity of the polls as a beacon of development both human and in infrastructure.
“I hereby re-emphasize my resolve to continue service to my people as their solidarity will surely strengthen me to improve on past performances at all levels while urging them not to renege on their pledge that, ‘Certainly No Vacancy’ “. The statement said.
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