Akwa Ibom State’s governorship aspirant and leading hope for a refreshing new era come 2023, Senator Albert Bassey Akpan (OBA), has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of uninterrupted civil governance since 1999.
Senator Albert, who represents Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District and Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), stated this in his goodwill message as the nation marked Democracy Day on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
The people’s preferred governorship aspirant, in the statement, signed by the Spokesman for Akwa Ubok Abasi Campaign Movement, by Dr Usoro I. Usoro, expressed confidence that soon, Nigeria will surely emerge stronger from years of depression, hardship, insecurity and endemic poverty.
While paying glowing tributes to the masses, as the ultimate heroes of Nigeria’s democratic struggle, the Senator said his confidence that Nigeria will surely improve, hinges on the hope that should the ethos and tenets of democracy be strictly adhered to, then the society will surely fare better.
He urged the Akwa Ibom people to remain hopeful that the coming years will afford them an opportunity for a fresh experience in governance, with the coming of a new dispensation under his divinely-ordained leadership.
Democracy, he reiterated, offers the masses options of choices, alternative views and a chance to exercise their conscience, rather than coercive and monarchical dictates.
Albert then charged the people to obtain their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) preparatory to the 2023 election, reassuring them that he will be on the ballot for Akwa Ibom governorship and will surely win to actualise a new positive vision for the state.