The passing of Honorable Esther Bassey, the Executive Chairman of Calabar South Local Government Area in Cross River State, has left the community in mourning. Mrs. Bassey reportedly passed away in the early hours of Friday, February 24th, 2023, less than 24 hours before the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The exact cause of her sudden death is still unknown, and an investigation is currently underway. However, the news of her passing has shocked and saddened the residents of Calabar South, who have expressed their condolences and paid tribute to her life and legacy.
Mrs. Bassey was known for her dedication and commitment to public service, working tirelessly to improve the lives of the people in her community. She was highly respected and admired by her colleagues, constituents, and political leaders across the state.
During her tenure as Executive Chairman, Mrs. Bassey oversaw several developmental projects aimed at improving infrastructure, healthcare, education, and social services in Calabar South. Her administration implemented policies that sought to empower women and youth, promote entrepreneurship and small businesses, and foster peace and security in the community.
Her passing has come as a shock to many, as she was expected to play an active role in the upcoming elections. Her absence from the political scene will be felt by many, as she was a prominent figure and an advocate for good governance and accountability.
The community has expressed its gratitude for her service and leadership, and her legacy will undoubtedly live on in the hearts and minds of those who knew her. As the investigation into the cause of her death continues, the people of Calabar South mourn the loss of a remarkable woman who made a significant impact on their lives and the community as a whole.