BY BRIAN EKONG
Recently, the length and breadth of Cross River State was agog with celebrations marking the 60th birth anniversary of the very Distinguished Senator Gershom Henry Bassey – the People’s Senator. A critical look at the lineup portrays explicitly that the calibre of people come from different strata of the society. From the rich, the middle class, to the less privileged at the grassroot level. This is not a surprise, because our Distinguished Senator Gershom Bassey’s finger print is evident in the lives and businesses of these people.
From road projects scattered across the Senatorial District, some of which are the rehabilitation works on Atimbo Bridge along Calabar-Ikang Road – Akpabuyo; the solar lighting of the Atimbo Bridge; to Electrification projects; School projects; Water projects; Hospital Projects; Youth, Women and Community empowerment. Also there are myriads of sponsored Bills which impact directly on all strata of our society; some are the Federal Polytechnic Akpabuyo, Cross River State Bill 2019; A Bill for an Act to provide for Biometric Data Security and Protection for information relating to Persons including the receipt, storage, utilization or Disclosure of such information and Matters Connected therewith, 2021 et al.
Unarguably, the experience garnered by this Very Distinguished Senator places him on the frontline in the race to rescue our dear State from the leadership cum administrative quagmire she has found herself in recent times. The popular dictum: whom the cap fit, let him wear, eloquently describes the suitability, readiness and capability of Senator Gershom Henry Bassey to take over the mantle of leadership of our dear state come 2023 as Governor.
His track records makes one wonder if as a Senator representing a senatorial district, his resumé is this overwhelming, intimidating, mind blowing, and self evident, there is no gainsaying that with Senator Gershom Bassey as the Governor of Cross River State come 2023, Cross River State will once again be the cynosure of all eyes, the number one foreign and local investment destination in Nigeria in particular and Africa at large.
With the Distinguished Senator Gershom Henry Bassey as Governor, Cross River State will be great again and shall take her rightful place in the comity of States. With Gershom, business or pleasure, we will always be home. Let the drums continue to roll and let the ovations be at it’s highest as we continue to celebrate the Quintessential Gershom – the tested, trusted and reliable candidate for the rebirth of Destination Cross River come 2023.