It's no more news that professor Ben Ayade who is the executive governor of Cross River state has decamped from the People Democratic Party to the All progressive congress with some of his followers which cut across the whole state, but the question is, how many senators have joined him in the new party?
As expected, politicking towards 2023 in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State is living up to bills, and as diverse as the state is, so is the interest and intensity of those positioning for the seat of government in Calabar the state capital.
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided" – J.K. Rowling Rowling perhaps had the Southern senatorial district and the 2023 Cross River gubernatorial election in mind when he penned the above immortal lines. Even the blind can see and feel it: That the South is sadly approaching the 2023 Cross River gubernatorial election a divided house.
Residents of Ikot Abasi Effiom, Ikot Ndarake and Ikot Oyom Village all in Akpabuyo Local Government Area, Cross River State have praised the Senator representing Cross River South, Senator Gershom Bassey for providing functional solar street lights in their community. According to the Senator, the project is one of the many constituency projects lined up to be executed and would spread across all LGAs in the senatorial district.
Nigeria requires N400bn for road maintenance yearly- Senate Nigeria needs N400billion for maintenance of the 35,000 kilometers of federal roads in the country, the Senate has said. The Upper Chamber described the N38billion earmaked for road maintenance in the 2021 budget estimates as paltry compared to the serious road maintenance work needed across the country. The Chairman Senate Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Senator Gershom Bassey (Cross River South), decried the poor budgetary allocation
In the early hours of today, the social media was awash with praises and testimonies of beneficiaries of the funds facilitated by Sen. Gershom Bassey representing Cross River South Senatorial District. The funds facilitated by Sen. Gershom Bassey is to promote businesses as a vehicle for sustainable economic development and employment creation for his constituents. Sen. Gershom has facilitated the said funds for over 3,000 (three thousand) constituents who are receiving the funds in batches. One of the beneficiaries,
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
Street Lighting:Gershom Bassey Provides Over 750 Functional Solar Street Lights For His Constituency
By Emmanuel Onwuka The Senator representing Cross River South Senatorial District, Senator Gershom Bassey has again put smiles on the faces of his constituents by illuminating streets within the Calabar Metropolis and Odukpani Local Government Area with more than 750 (Seven hundred and fifty) functional solar street lights. The Senator who is
The Senator representing Cross River South Senatorial District, Sen. Gershom Bassey has facilitated the disbursement of the Agri-Business Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) loans to over 100 members of his constituency who received between N2,000,000 (Two Million Naira) to N10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira) each to enable them grow and enlarge their businesses in the constituency.
*DAY 3; Sen.Gershom Bassey Empowers Biase Constituents, groups*. The Senator Representing Cross River South Senatorial district, Sen. Gershom Bassey, yesterday, distributed tricycles to his constituents from Biase Local government Area. The groups which benefited from the empowerment include, The voice of Biase(VOB), Biase Youths Movement(BYM), Biase Unity Forum(BUF), the groups were represented by, DG-VOB, Mr Iyom Ukam(BYM) and Barr Mba Ukweni(BUF). While Presenting the items to the beneficiaries, Barr Ekpo
The SA Inter-Party South Comr. Dunamis Archibong has described the first 100 days in office of the Chairmen of Local Government Council in the Southern Senatorial District of CRS as richly rewarding so far, having come on board at the critical period in the State as a result of the Corona virus pandemic that is currently ravaging the world. In his words, the Local Council Chairmen in Cross River South have exemplified excellence in governance since assumption of office with charismatic and strategic method towards
'I know we have wronged you, But please forgive us' - Senator Florence Ita Giwa knees to beg (video)
For two days now the capital of Cross River State Calabar has been under attack by hoodlums. The house of the former NDDC chairman Victor Ndoma Egba and Senator representing the Southern Senatorial District, Senator Geshom Bassey's home were broken into and some part of their houses have been set ablaze. Nigerian politician, who was the Senator for the Cross River South Senatorial District of Cross River State, Florence Ita Giwa, was seen kneeling down in the video begging the youth of Calabar, saying that she
As the Sen. Prof. Sandy Onor continues to face unabated diatribe over what many describes as failed promises and the observed peace of the graveyard in some Local Government in the Central Senatorial District, Mr. Simon Utsu in an exclusive chat with our media wing advanced his reasons for calling out the senator. Excerpts below: Most of us 'call our leaders out' not because we enjoy doing so but because we have to do so. In Cross River (like in most parts of Nigeria), politicians are notorious for only co
Senator Gershom Bassey Senator Gershom Bassey – Abuja As Nigerians continue to lament the poor state of roads in the country, Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA, Senator Gershon Bassey has said that the increasing wave of kidnappings and armed robbery on the highways across the country, is as a result of bad roads. Senator Bassey, who is representing Cross River South in the senate is also of the view that due to poor funding, the best way to have good roads with gua