Calitown.com sources say the race for the CR Southern Senatorial seat in 2015, may be a three horse race as Tourism Minister, Edem Duke and Chairman, CRS Water Board Ltd, Gershom Bassey look set to challenge incumbent, Prince Bassey Otu, in what one source has described as “the race to cancel each other”.
Edem who contested the last time and lost to Otu, is said to be “putting together a healthy financial war chest to take on a heavy spending Prince Otu”. Gershom Bassey on his part, smarting from a failed bid to activate the contentious Calabar/Ogoja Accord and secure a shot at the CR gubenatorial seat, has clearly set sights on going to thet National Assembly.
Edem and Bassey, sources say, “are consulting wisely and carefully because of Otu’s ability to get at the heart of Southern CR politics with the real cash he willingly throws around”. Otu on his part has again signalled his intention to hold on to his seat with the tacit re-emergence of his bold billboards at strategic locations in Calabar. Calitown.com, can point to one of such billboards at the beginning of the IBB Way as a case in point.
It promises to be an interesting race as this three in pole position have what it takes to outdo each other.
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