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By: Comrade Joe AGBOR.

Spokesman, FUSION196.

On January 28, 2022, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory the OurNigeria News Magazine conferred on Senator Prince Bassey Otu, the 2021 recipient of the Politician of the Year Award for his examplary, uncommon with exceptional and consistent leadership in service to humanity without any blemish as the proverbial goldfish that has no hiding place.


Prince Bassey Edet Otu, the APC Cross River State Gubernatorial Candidate in the 2023 General Elections is a seasoned Politician, Farmer, Banker, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist per excellent with humble disposition to all and sundry, which is rare in our clime with people of his standing in society


In the words of the Publisher, he opined,that after a careful examination of the antecedents and the political milestones of Distinguished Senator Bassey Edet Otu, he is to be bestowed with the Politician of the Year Award for practically demonstrating that he is that leader who feels the pulse of his people and is concerned with their aspirations,welfare and wellbeing. He further said, this is simply a way of saying,the society recognizes and appreciates all Senator Otu does for humanity as a political player.

Senator Otu whose political philosophy is anchored on service to humanity and whose brand of politics has always been defined by inclusiveness, kindness, accessibility to the people and most importantly, his inclination to advancing the dignity of the human person, came in handy when the national search for the recipient of the award was carried out.


The event which was well attended amidst pomp and pageantry attracted the cream de la cream of the society, men from all walks of life, including the military top brass, both serving and retired, captains of industries, politicians, religious and traditional rulers, and of course the media, the fourth estate of the realm, all converged to witness the epoch-making event.


Dr. Abubakar Mohammed Sani, Publisher of OurNigeria News Magazine at the event succinctly posited while referring to Senator Otu “His brand of politics is exactly what Nigeria needs, politics without animosity, or deep-rooted angst or hate. Politics of empowerment and development for the common man on the street.”


The OurNigeria News awards is an annual event organized by OurNigeria News Magazine which was set up in 2019. The 2021 edition which saw Senator Otu received the award of a Politician of the Year was chaired by Major General Ibrahim Bata Malgwi Haruna(Rtd), while Nigeria’s envoy to the Benin Republic, Ambassador TY Buratai was the Special Guest of Honour.



The award featured presentations to prominent individuals who have distinguished themselves in different areas, especially their effort in peace-building, endangering peaceful, mutual and cordial coexistence and the advancement of core democratic principles, ofcourse with emphasis on livihood and humanity.


The choice of Senator Otu for the award was greeted with great excitement from across the broad spectrum of the society for truly, he is that goldfish who does not have a hiding place.



The Board via the instrumentality of feedbacks from the masses, questionnaires and recommendations, deliberately took into cognizance personalities who have in their different endeavours added value to human systems, particularly in the democratic evolution of which Senator is the numero uno,hence the award’s.


To say that Senator Bassey Edet Otu is the people’s man is reiterating the obvious and as encapsulated in his socio-political philosophy he remains the man with the midas touch with strategic leadership acumen.


Senator Bassey Otu albeit a man of class deemphasizes and does not elevate class or social strata,he believes strongly in strengthening institutions and service to all.


For Senator Bassey Otu, his socio-political cum socio economic calculations and dynamics,human existential accidental qualities of existence makes no sense to him, he is a leader who is more inclined to advancing and promoting humane ideals , values, character, content, capacity, and credibility.



The Politician of the year award bestowed on Distinguished Senator Otu, popularly referred to as ‘Sweet Prince’ was well deserved, considering his track record and pedigree.Otu’s award is one award that received wide acceptance and commendation both nationally, internationally and in different circles .


Speaking at the event of the award ceremony Sen. Otu reiterated his convictions of being in service only to serve humanity, he emphasis the need for leaders to be deliberate about bridging the class gap especially in the emerging democratic environment.


Senator Otu further advocated for the enthronement of an egalitarian system beyond rhetoric so as to reduce tension and socio economic strive.

He went on to dedicate the award to all who love humanity and are inclined to core democratic ethos and principles.


As an organization that saw a future with an icon and a man of quittenssence ,Sen Bassey Otu, OurNigeria News publishing firm is most profoundly committed to the enthronement and promotion of good governance and so will always stand with Sen Otu who represents such values.

Today, by the Grace of God, the people’s love for effective and quality representation, the robust and genuine advocacy of compatriots and the acceptance of party leadership, Senator Otu is the irreplaceable, unarguable undefeated gubernatorial candidate of the All progressives congress(APC) Cross River State after a primary election he roundly defeated other aspirants to emerge victorious.


Despite his victory at the primaries election he has remained humble,engaging and magnanimous, laying credence to his believe and inclination to togetherness,complementarity and mutual trust.


Sen. Otu is ready to defeat any candidate(s) from other political establishments, he is unperturbed and unabashed knowing he is disposed as always to hold in trust for the people their mandate and the people are most comfortable with his representation having being tested and can be trusted,for as it is said the reward for work is more work and its only success that needs to be reinforced.



Senator Otu remains the face of hope for the young people, he remains the rallying point for conservatives and progressives and invariably the point of convergence for the different political establishments, hence he enjoys tremendous socio-political goodwill across party lines .


Senator Otu as the OurNigeria Politician of the Year remains a personality the organization has consistently followed and will stand with him always to serve Crossriverians.


The Organisation notes that Senator Otu remains a pillar of democracy and so as we leapfrog into 2023 urges all Crossriverians and residents to get registered and be prepared to vote for the friend of the masses, for the good of all.


Vox populi,Vox Dei.

Thank you Dr Abubakar Mohammed Sani.

Publisher, OurNigeria News Magazine.

(Patron Fusion196).


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