The member-elect of the Akpabuyo/Bakassi/Calabar South Federal Constituency (also known as ABC Federal Constituency), Rt. Hon. Joseph Bassey has promised an inclusive representation which centres around friendship and the development of the constituency.
Recall that Bassey, who is the Deputy Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly was elected during the Saturday, February 25, 2023 election to represent his people at the Green Chambers of the National Assembly.
In his thank you, reconciliation and assurance speech on Thursday, Bassey said his representation will be felt in every nook and cranny of the constituency.
On behalf of my family and I, I thank the Lord God Almighty for this “Divine Mandate”.
“I express my appreciation to the good people of Akpabuyo/Bakassi and Calabar South Federal Constituency for their massive support, willingness and love all through this period.
“For my wonderful team ‘DRAGON’, you all made a difference through your dedication, time, hard work, commitment, resilience, and continued support. Your ideas, inputs and enthusiasm were most helpful and assisted immensely in making this a valuable success.
“I am extremely grateful that you all took the time to steer me in the right direction.
“To other contestants, the candidate of the PDP, Rt. Hon. Essien Ekpenyong Ayi, who equally is my boss and leader, on behalf of my team, I apologise for whatever had transpired negatively in the cause of this election.
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“You remain a leader who has contributed greatly to ABC Constituency and I will not hesitate to run to you for advice and inputs when the need arises.
“To Rt. Hon. Dominic Aqua Edem, the candidate of the Labour Party, we remain brothers; the election is over, please let’s work together.
“I also use this opportunity to implore all the people and groups who are in one way or the other aggrieved to please bury all their grievances and let’s work together in the interest of our dear constituency.
“Please accept my most sincere appreciation”, Bassey’s statement read.