As the 2023 Gubernatorial Election in Cross-River State is fast approaching, the battle over who succeeds Governor Ben Ayade has commenced in earnest. Below is a list of Seven Political Heavyweights in the Race to take over the mantle of leadership from the outgoing Governor 1. Senator Gershom Bassey (PDP)
As we move closer to the next Governorship Election in Cross River State, the available indication has shown that one out of these three political gladiators may likely take over from the Incumbent Governor Ben Ayade. (1) Senator Bassey Edet Otu (APC) The 61years-old banker turned Politician represented the Calabar Municipal/Odukpani constituency of Cross River State, Nigeria in the Federal House of Representatives from 2003 to 2011.
The All Progressives Congress in Cross River State has announced the composition of a special committee to oversee the Zoning of positions during the State Executive Congress coming up soon. A statement by the party’s publicity secretary in the state, Bassey Ita said; “The Committee is mandated to meet immediately and zone positions in the State Executive Committee to the three Senatorial Districts of the State”
The mass cry for better governance in Cross River State will appealingly necessitate a transition from partisan politics to purposeful leadership, enhanced by an electorate who should ideally choose content and character over political and ethnic affiliation. While the candidate who will better appeal to voters must also be one that is accessible and focused, it is however not in doubt that the next governor of CRS, going by the convenience of zoning, will come from Cross River South. Listed below are six i
A. Senator John Owan Enoh (APC): Senator Enoh ran for governor as an APC candidate in the state's 2019 gubernatorial election. Between 2003 and 2015, he represented Etung Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, and from 2015 to 2019, he represented Cross-River Central Senatorial District in the Senate.