By Usoro I. Usoro
The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East (Uyo Senatorial District), Obong Bassey Albert (OBA) on Saturday 5th Febraury 2022 consulted with the PDP structure and major stakeholders across party line in Ibiono Ibom Local Government towards the actualisation of his gubernatorial dream.
Arriving to separate rousing sessions, OBA, who is from Ibiono LGA told his people that he was running on grounds of equity, justice and fairness, as it was the turn of Itu/ Ibiono Federal Constituency to produce the next governor.
The first meeting was with the party structure at the Ibiono Town Hall, where he was well received, even as he cautioned the Chapter leaders to open their doors to receive other aspirants.
Senator Albert who is the Senate Chairman on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) said he had an open mind towards all, including other aspirants in the race. He added that he had since forgiven anyone who wronged him in anyway.
On Governor Udom Emmanuel’s recent presentation of his preferred aspirant, Albert said that was the opinion of man which can never stop the will and decision of God.
He announced his continued love and respect for Gov Emmanuel, adding that he believed the governor loves him too but was just misled by some advisers.
OBA recalled that in 2015 when he was also a frontline runner for office of governor, he respected the party and justice principle when he was pleaded with to allow Eket Senatorial District to take its turn.
He argued that based on that same principle of justice, it was the turn of Itu/ Ibiono, particularly as the other two federal constituencies in Uyo Senatorial Districts had taken their turns in Obong Akpan Isemin and Obong Victor Attah.
The highlight of the consultation featured separate prayer sessions by the Paramount Ruler of Ibiono, Edidem (Dr) Ime Udousoro Inyang as well as the stakeholders.