By Kelvin Ololo
The formwe Senator representing Southern Senatorial District and Candidate of All Progressive Congress in the 2019 general election Sen. Prince Bassey Otu has revealed the reason behind his withdrawal of election’s petition against the incumbent Senator. Geshom Bassey.
Sen. Otu made this known on a Magazine Programme; “Hit Breakfast Show ” on Hit 95.9 FM Calabar in a telephone interview.
He said: “They say he (Geshom Bassey) is going to represent us, let it be. But let it be service to the people rather than dragging him to the Court to spend a lot of money, because that system, the judiciary system will take a lot of money, and will take a lot of fund!
“We say OK, let cut that cost, use it to mitigate the very ugly situation we see especially among our youth who many of them really do have challenges that one must survive, eating once a day is a problem in most families.
“That is why I decided that rather than go and waste money in Court, it’s better I just withdraw. And the fact that I believe that second term should be mandatory, anybody who has gone the first team won’t be able to be Chairman of a Committee, you won’t be able to do anything for your people, if you are just there for one term. This is what I suffered and there is no need for another person to suffer it. If it is second term, it’s ok, let it be.”
“Sweet Prince” as he is fondly called by his supporters went on to thank God Almighty for a new age. He said, “We are all sojourners on earth, God has kept me from birth till date, let him receive all the glory.”
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