By: AMAWU, Cletus Albert Amawu.
The Akamkpa APC Youth Stakeholders converged on Calabar in solidarity to celebrate the 100 Days in Office of His Excellency Senator (Prince) Bassey Edet Otu and to mark a new era of a sweet season of the “people first,” agenda of a caring governor.
According to the Group through its convener, Comrade Joe Agbor, the developmental strides so far by Governor Otu, aren’t just transformational leadership since the assumption of office but that of care and love in sincerity of purpose and honesty of intentions.
“I want to welcome you all. You all will agree with me that there is no way we can project or promote our welfare or our wellbeing or be part of government if we don’t come together like this. I want to thank you and assure you that whatever outcome we arrive at here will be communicated expressly to the right quarters.
“Akamkpa is the first Local Government whose political stakeholders are coming together to pledge support and solidarity with the governor and to partner with him, as he delivers on his people’s first agenda.
” It’s also important that after we’ve won the elections, it is also expedient to gather again like this and wield modality to be part of the government we all supported in all totality and defying all odds. Hence, the scorecard so far as “First giant strides of a good finisher.
“We must continue in the good work we’ve started and make sure we support the governor and his Administration to achieve his objective of the ‘people first agenda’ as we pass a unanimous vote of confidence; after witnessing the stalling performance in his first one hundred days in office as governor,” he said.
Victor Bassey Effiong, representing the Uyanga Youth Ward, reeled out some of the achievements of Prince Otu in his first one hundred days including; infrastructural rehabilitation of roads within Calabar South, prompt and urgent repairs and reactivation of the Calabar International Conference Center (CICC), continuation of the construction of the Obudu International Cargo Airport, the State Library Complex, and many other projects that are already underway.
The Stakeholder’s meeting dissolved into a private session that adopted a unanimous voice vote motion of a vote of confidence on the Administration of Prince Otu; which was moved by Bernard Boniface Edet, Akamkpa Urban and President of the PGD student of the University of Calabar, “It is a great privilege to move a motion for a man who has performed creditably well in his one hundred days in office as governor.
We are all aware of the enormous challenges that the current administration faced upon the assumption of office and the achievements recorded so far by His Excellency, Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu. Having presented this scorecard as already stated above, and by way of giving life and credence to this support, I hereby move a valid Vote of Confidence that We, the Youths of Akamkpa, are in solidarity and support to Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu, the Executive Governor of Cross River State, this day the 17th of September, 2023. I so move, ” as he called on all to rally around the administration of Otu.
His motion was seconded by Comrade Charles Bassey, of Ojuk South Ward; that unanimously was followed by a thunderous applause affirming their position.
The Group used the opportunity to appreciate His Excellency, Senator (Prince) Bassey Edet Otu for appointing two of their illustrious sons as Commissioners.
And like Oliver Twist, they appealed for more appointments to commensurate with their 100 percent support base, before, during after the elections, taking into cognisance the youthful population to empower and develop the capacity and infrastructural base of Akamkpa I and II.
Prayers were held for the first family and the State at large.
Highpoint of was the presentation of the resolution by the Convener, Comrade Joe Agbor, and the setting up of a Communique Drafting Committee to be formally presented to the governor.