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2023 election: APC picks consensus governorship candidate in Cross River

All Progressives Congress in Cross River State has picked Senator Bassey Otu as its gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 general elections.

The party announced Otu emergemce in a statement on Tuesday.

The former Senator, who represented the Southern Senatorial District, emerged through consensus in an exercise held at the Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja on Monday.

The exercise, which involved 17 aspirants, was presided over by the state leader of the party and governor, Ben Ayade.

Others in attendance were the state chairman of the party, Alphonsus Eba, state executives and party stakeholders.

The party’s state Publicity Secretary, Erasmus Ekpang, in a statement, said, “The party expressed its sincere appreciation to the leader of our party, our chairman, all the governorship aspirants, critical stakeholders and members of our great party for arriving at this historic milestone, and looks forward to a robust primary.”

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