…. Seeks support for Cross River
Shortly after he was declared winner of the March 18 governorship election in Cross River State, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator (Prince) Bassey Otu of All Progressives Congress (APC) met with the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Matthias Schmale.
Receiving Mr. Schmale in Calabar, the Governor-elect, Otu, promised to partner with the international community to open up opportunities and better the lives of Cross Riverians.
According Prince Otu Media, the incoming governor expressed delight over the visit, describing the discussion as very fruitful. He highlighted agriculture, rural development among others as his key areas of interest.
Also speaking, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Schmale congratulated the Governor-elect and expressed his readiness to work with the incoming administration to address the issues of rural development, agriculture and others in Cross River State.
Otu, an ex-parliamentarian who represented Cross River South from 2011 to 2015 and Odukpani/Calabar Municipal Federal Constituency in the House of Reps between 2003 and 2011, was announced winner of the Cross River poll after he garnered 258,619 votes leaving his main challenger, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Sandy Onor, with 179,636 votes.