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Akwa Ibom YPP guber candidate unveils running mate

By Ayoyinka Jegede, Uyo
08 August 2022   |   2:58 am
The gubernatorial candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Bassey Albert, has named AIG Asuquo Amba (rtd) as his running mate in the 2023 gubernatorial election

[FILES] Akwa Ibom

The gubernatorial candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Bassey Albert, has named AIG Asuquo Amba (rtd) as his running mate in the 2023 gubernatorial election in the state.

In a ceremony, which was held at the state party secretariat, Four Lanes, Uyo, where YPP executive members, party faithful and supporters were in attendance, the guber hopeful said the ticket would be complete with Amba as his running mate. He assured that his government would be loyal to everyone since it would be rooted in democracy.

Albert stressed that his government would be based on ‘3Rs’: Recover, Reconcile and Reposition.

He described Amba as ‘a man who has served this country, meritoriously, with passion. A true Akwa Ibomite, who served in the Nigerian Police Force with incontrovertible Curriculum Vitae.

Amba is from Urueoffong, Uruko Local Council of Akwa Ibom. He is a graduate of English from the University of Lagos. He did his national service in 1985 and was retained as a lecturer at the University of Lagos before he was enlisted in the Nigerian Police in 1986.

He served as commissioner of police in different states, including Bayelsa, and Ekiti and in charge of counter-terrorism at the force headquarters before he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General. 

In his acceptance speech, Amba, who described Albert as “the legend of our time,” expressed appreciation to the senator and the entire party structure for having faith in him.

He promised that as a deputy governorship candidate, his “loyalty is already 100 per cent” to the incoming governor, the party and the Akwa Ibom people.