Senator Gershom Bassey representing Cross River Southern Senatorial District, has extolled the Senate President, Dr.Bukola Saraki’s sterling leadership qualities saying he can deliver Nigeria come 2019 general elections
Bassey made this assertion in Calabar at a reception he held for stakeholders and supporters from the Southern Senatorial District held in his residence
Bassey was among the delegation that received the Senate President in Calabar on a solidarity visit to the state as part of his Presidential campaign spoke highly of the Senate President’s sterling leadership qualities.
He said “the 8th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under Dr. Saraki as the “best performing and most prolific of all time in terms of motions and bills passed as well as interventions in crisis”.
“Dr. Saraki’s leadership, despite the enormous challenges, has been able to deliver an effective and productive Senate. I find that his capacity to be President is not in doubt and definitely he will be an excellent President. I have no hesitation recommending him to anybody for the post of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
According to him “definitely he will do better than the current President, he added”.
Senator Bassey who is also seeking re-election in 2019, said “my second term ambition is based on what I have been able to deliver in my first stint in the Senate and to deliver even more on the dividends of democracy for my people “.
He said, “i have produced my scorecard, put it up on billboards and pamphlets; so I think that I have a record I can be proud of and also have a lot of unfinished business in the Senate, therefore, I am asking the good people of the Southern Senatorial District to support me as I go for a second term in the Senate”.
Reacting on the People’s Democratic Party’s “automatic ticket”, he maintained that what the PDP has is a consensus arrangement on seats in the National Assembly”.
Therefore, he appealed to any aggrieved party member to stay in the PDP and fight for the overall interest of the party, pointing out “that even as a founder member of the PDP, i had to work for the Party for 15 years before running an election”
He advised the younger politicians to understand that in the business of politics, they have to wait for their turn. If the party has taken a position, they should support it in all elections and eventually it will come to them, one way or the other”
Bassey called on his constituents and all Cross Riverians to continue to keep faith in the PDP, assuring that come 2019, the party will still win in the State in a landslide and also in the presidential election.
The stakeholders meeting/reception were attended by former deputy governor of Cross River State and Zonal Coordinator, Saraki Campaign Organization, Chief Effiok Cobham, Member representing Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency in the House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Daniel Asuquo, Member representing Calabar Municipal/Odukpani Federal Constituency in the House of Representative, Hon. Eta Mbora, Cross River State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs. RoseMary Archibong and her Health counterpart, Mrs. Inyang Asibong, women, among others..