Bassey Otu Biography: Net Worth, House, Wife, Age, Phone Number, Children, Cars, News

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Bassey Edet Otu is a Nigerian politician who served as the Federal House of Representatives representative representing the Cross River State district of Calabar Municipal/Odukpani from 2003 to 2011.

In the April 2011 elections, he was elected Senator for Cross River South on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform.

He later defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2016 and was elected as the party’s Cross River South Senatorial candidate in the 2019 election. After the 2023 gubernatorial elections, Prince Otu is the current Governor-Elect of Cross River State.

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  • Full Name: Bassey Otu
  • Occupation: Politician
  • Date of Birth: October 18, 1959
  • Place of Birth: Calabar
  • Star Sign: Libra
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Gender: Male

Early Life

Bassey, Prince of Wales Edet Okon Otu was born to the Late Eld on October 18, 1959. & Mrs Edet Okon Otu of Adiabo, Odukpani Local Government Area, Cross River State.

He was raised in Jos, Plateau State, where his father was assigned to a Church of Scotland mission, and his hometown is Calabar.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Social Sciences from the University of Calabar. Before going into politics, he worked in the banking and oil industries.

He has a passion for farming as well. Otu graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of Calabar.

Career

Before entering politics, he worked in the banking and oil industries. He has a passion for farming as well. Otu was first chosen to serve as the representative for the Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives in April 2003. He was re-elected in April 2007.

Bassey Edet Otu is a Nigerian politician elected to the Federal House of Representatives in 2003 and served in the Cross River State constituency of Calabar Municipal/Odukpani from 2003 to 2011.

Additionally, he held the positions of deputy chairman of the House Committee on National Population and chairman of the House Committee on Petroleum (Upstream).

In April 2011, he was elected Senator for Cross River South on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform.

Later, in 2016, he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the party chose him to represent Cross River South in the Senate in the 2019 election.

He chaired the Senate Committee on Finance and, afterward, the Senate Committee on Banking and Other Financial Institutions; he was also a member of the Committees on Navy, Power, Petroleum, and Water Resources.

In 2022, he emerged as the ruling All Progressives Congress’s (APC) consensus governorship candidate in Cross River.

Personal Life

He and Mrs Eyoanwan Bassey Otu have two children and are happily married.

Net Worth

The estimated range of Bassey Otu’s net worth or income is $1 million to $9 million.

Through his principal profession as a politician, he has earned great wealth.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @otuotubassey
  • Twitter: @basseyedetotu



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