By Edem Darlington
A former lawmaker, Sen. Prince Bassey Otu has been honoured as the most outstanding politician in Nigeria by the One Nigeria Media Awards, publishers of Our Nigeria news magazine.
The event which took place at the Sheraton hotels, Abuja saw Sen. Otu pouring encomiums on Gov. Ben Ayade.
Senator Bassey Otu represented Cross River southern senatorial district at the upper Chambers between 2011 and 2015. He is widely noted for his sterling performance in human capital development, economic empowerment and sound legislative representation at the floor of the assembly.
He was honored among other eminent Nigerians.
Sen. Bassey Otu used the occasion to advocate for a bridge of the socio economic gap and exist between those who are in power and the governed.
Describing Gov Ayade as advocate of industrialization, Sen. Otu thanked the governor for being deliberate at cushioning the effects of societal imbalances through his policy of expansion of government and provision of basic social safety nets and interventions.
Popularly called Sweet Prince, Senator Otu enjoys wide followership and admiration of Cross Riverians across political party lines.