BY: Nick Nwaneri, Calabar
The Director-General (South) of Senator Gershom Bassey Campaign Organisation, Barrister Ekpo A. Ada, has said, that there is no amount of blackmail that will intimidate his principal from running in 2023 guber elections in Cross River state
Said he “Our attention been drawn go media stories making the rounds (not Daily Focus)/regarding a purported meeting in Abuja with His Excellency, the governor of River state Nyeso Wike.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Calabar states “clearly, these stories are designed to compromise our principal and cast aspersions on his integrity. Consequently, we condemn this skull duggery in it’s entirety.”
It said “private political meetings are not new in reality. Indeed they are the life blood of political processes. And historically, the ability to agree, disagree and reconcile comes with the turf.”
The statement further noted “And we cannot over emphasis the confidential and sometimes secret nature of these interactions. Indeed our campaign organization fully respects and understands this and would never leak confidential information” .
Therefore, it stated, “Going forward, we will continue to participate in efforts aimed at uniting our political party to present a formidable team at the 2023 elections, in order to defeat the anomaly that is APC in our dear state”.