Christmas Largesse: Sen. Gershom Bassey doles out N10 million to party faithfuls

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Sen. Gershom Bassey fielding questions from the press
Efio-Ita Nyok|31 December 2016
The lawmaker representating the southern senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Gershom Bassey, yesterday gave the sum of N10, 000,000 to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) NegroidHaven can expressly state.
The event which started around 11:30am at Joranny Hotels, Akai Effa, MCC Road had kingpins of the opposition party present at the hall.
Sen. Bassey began his speech by wishing all present a belated merry Christmas. He appreciated the divine for a handful of things including life, success, for His Excellency the Governor of Cross River State. He assured the party that the country will soon get out of the economic recession.

‘Merry Christmas to everybody, happy new year to everybody. We thank God for life, for success, for putting food on the table, we thank God for Ben Ayade, PDP government in Cross River State, very soon this nation will be out of recession, there is so much to thank God. In this life you are nothing without your brother and sister.
Party faithfuls present at the venue of presentation of Christmas largesse 
‘Me, I want to show love to you people, in the way you have supported for me, voted for me, I should also show love to me. At the federal level, we are walking hard: Within the first quarter of next year, we are doing all we can to ensure that this country comes out of recession. One of the essential elements of democracy, is that we the people have the responsibility of holding the representatives accountable.
‘I could not buy rice this year. But,
N100, 000 will be given to each ward; N1, 000, 000 per local government,
200,000/LGA, Women: N500, 000. The sum total of the Christmas largesse from the distinguished Senator is estimated at N10, 000, 000.’, he concluded.
Sen. Bassey further noted that eleven bills where at the floor of the Red Chamber for deliberation. According to him, these bills are aimed at deliberately taking the nation out of the economy. He particularly made mention of the petroleum industry bill (PIB) as well as others.
In his own remarks, the state Chair of the party Ntufam Edim Inok while addressing party faithfuls held that it’s not constitutional to celebrate Christmas with constituents. According to him, ‘I want you to appreciate what he is going to do. Before someone invites you to his house, it’s a thing of love. PDP today is one family, whether you were with Mr A or Mr B, it is one family.’ He ended his speech wishing those merry Christmas and Happy new year in advance. 
State Chair of the PDP in CRS Inok Edom addressing party faithfuls
Principal figures of the party present in the occasion were state Chairman of PDP Ntufam Edim Inok, High Chief Victor Effiom, Commissioner for Information Barr. RoseMary Archibong, Akpabuyo Representatives Elizabeth Ironbar, Commissioner for Health Dr Inyang Asibong, LGA Coordinators, Chapter Chairmen from  7 LGA, etc. Beneficiaries of the largesse where happy that Obong Ekpe as the Sen. Bassey is fondly called came to ‘celebrate Christmas with constituents’, albeit belated.
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