The Senator representing the southern Senatorial district of Cross River State and Chairman Committee on federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, Senator Gershom Bassey has asked Cross Riverians to shun rumours of political permutations and sentiments in the state, saying that it is unnecessary distraction for the incubent Governor Ben Ayade and his administration in the bid to provide democratic dividends to the people of the state.
This is coming on the heels of series of analysis, dissenting comments and media pressure by ambitious political jobbers about the 2023 Governorship elections which is still far ahead.
Senator Gershom Bassey in a recent interview accentuated the fact that it’s two years to 2023 and we still have a sitting Governor in the person of Professor Ben Ayade, who recently has been working very hard particularly on Security in our state, which we have seen significant improvements after the EndSars protest. The Governor has also sworn in the Chief Judge of our State, Justice Akon Ikpeme, which was a long standing tussle that he has resolved amicably.
While speaking with the journalist, Senator Gershom Bassey stressed that the Governor should be allowed to focus on governance rather than distracting him at this point. “Anyone thinking about Governorship, Senatorial or even Councillorship election at this time is not being fair to our Governor, the State and the Citizens”. Senator Gershom Bassey implored everyone to support the Governor and allow him do his work untill the end of his tenure. Then towards the end of his tenure, people who are interested in anything can make their interest known, but for now everyone should relax with their ambition and allow the Governor focus on his work.
When the time is right Cross Riverians will come together as a family under one umbrella and discuss the future of Cross River State.