As the race for the governorship of Akwa Ibom State in 2023 gathers pace, Sir Emem Akpabio, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has again called on Akwa Ibom people to elect a governor with glittering antecedents and pedigree.
According to him, of “all aspirants who have indicated interest in governing the state from 2023 onwards, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan (OBA) is the most qualified, most reliable and most efficient.”
The former top management executive of Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC), while fielding questions from journalists in Uyo on Monday gave reasons for adjudging the aspirant as the best, saying his giant strides are unparalleled and cited his competence while serving as Commissioner for Finance, Akwa Ibom State and Chairman, Inter-Ministerial Direct Labour Committee as well as his present office as Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District in the Senate.
“When you are coming from the position that you are the least qualified, Akwa Ibom does not need the least qualified, we have very qualified and competent people to lead us. Among all that have come out to lead us, Bassey Albert Akpan has the best credentials, best pedigree and best resume. In all his assigned responsibilities, he has come out tops. That is the kind of person Akwa Ibom State needs in 2023.
“He is one of the best Senators in the Senate. He is not only representing his Senatorial District but the whole of the state by what he has done and achieved for the state and the entire people. Look at what he did with the Petroleum Industry Bill that has been passed into law and many others. He has served this state well. This is someone who connects with the people,” Akpabio said during the interview.
He added, “I’m also aware of his blueprint for Akwa Ibom State. It is something that will sufficiently address our needs and provide employment for the teaming youths of the State.