APC C’River guber candidate, Sen. Bassey Otu has not withdrawn from 2023 ambition

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Contrary to mischievous publications from media aides and sympathisers of the naysayers of the gubernatorial candidate of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC Cross River state, Sen. (Prince) Bassey Edet Otu, alleging that the latter has withdrawn from the political ambition of contesting for the office of governor, Otu has countered such claims describing it as mischievous. 

Otu through his media aide, Ekpenyong Akiba Esq, explained in a ‘notice of clarification’, Thursday, that, ‘The letter of withdrawal is a mandatory form accompanied with the nomination and interest form for all APC aspirants. This is in light of the proposed consensus arrangement in fulfilment of the Electoral Act as amended.

‘All Aspirants from President to State House of Assembly filled and submitted the mandatory withdrawal form alongside the nomination and interest form.’

John Owan-Enoh’s official letter of withdrawal from the 2023 guber race

Akiba further noted that, ‘It is therefore shocking that mischevious social media agents of Sen. Owan Enoh decided to make it viral to imply that Sen. Bassey Otu has withdrawn from the Guber race as a consequence of their baseless litigation.’

He informed that Sen. John Owan-Enoh the runners up in the concensus congress organised in Calabar, Cross River by the APC had in a letter dated 19th of May, 2022 withdrew formally his governorship aspiration supporting the party’s consensus candidacy of Sen. Otu.