The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Screening in Port Harcourt witnessed massive jubilation as the leading aspirant in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Albert Bassey Akpan (OBA) arrived on the scene on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
The senator, who enjoys wide acceptability in his governorship aspiration in Akwa Ibom State, was ushered into the PDP South-South Zonal Secretariat, Road 1, Plot 2, Presidential Housing Estate office at about 10.32 am, accompanied by hundreds of supporters.
In a demonstration of their support, some of the admirers and followers displayed banners with various inscriptions such as: “OBA, the Seal of Hope”, “OBA for all”, “OBA has the experience and capacity”, with thunderous chants of “OBA for Akwa Ibom”, “OBA is the best”, “OBA, our next governor.”
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The screening committee first met with aspirants from Cross River and Delta States before Akwa Ibom State; giving the supporters of OBA time to sing, dance and express their solidarity.
As a mark of respect to Senator Albert, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources Upstream and representative of Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District as well as the Leader of the Akwa Ibom Caucus, National Assembly, Abuja, he became the first Governorship aspirant from Akwa Ibom to be screened and cleared at 6.40 pm as he was asked to take a bow and go!