By Our Reporter
Barr. Ekpenyong Akiba, Media aide to the All Progressives Congress consensus candidate in Cross River State, Senator (Prince) Bassey Otu has urged APC members, supporters of Prince Otu and all Cross Riverians to disregard information making the round on social media about the disqualification of his principal.
Barr. Akiba in a press release on Friday debunked the rumored disqualification as “fake and baseless”
“Our attention has been drawn to a misleading trending narrative claiming that Senator (Prince) Bassey Edet Otu was not cleared by the Screening Committee. The document stated that a mischievous Petition was received by the Screening Committee and that Senator (Prince) Bassey Edet Otu failed to make full disclosure of his educational qualifications.
“The committee after careful scrutiny of the Petition and the supporting documents found no evidence to substantiate the allegation of conviction of the aspirant before any court of law. On his academic credentials, Senator (Prince) Bassey Edet Otu only tendered a testimonial to cover for his First School Leaving certificate and his WASC, but the committee requested for the original certificates to be provided and declared the matter inconclusive” Barr Akiba said.
Dismissing not as an old document Barr Akiba said “The document in circulation is not current as it was released two days ago while Senator Otu was only cleared yesterday after meeting with the requirements of the committee. We urge our teeming supporters and party faithfuls to remain calm as the people’s choice, Senator (Prince) Bassey Otu has been screened and cleared”
A document suggesting to have disqualified Sen. Otu went viral on the social media space late Friday, prompting many of his supporters to worry about the gubernatorial future of the politician who enjoys massive support and followers across the state.