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Senator Bassey Albert Defects To APC

Breaking News: Senator Bassey Albert  Defects To APC

Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, CON, the 2023 Governorship Candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Akwa Ibom State has officially defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The prominent politician brought along his entire campaign structure and all the members of the YPP, making a notable shift in the Akwa Ibom State political landscape.

The announcement was made during a ceremony where His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio , CON, the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, alongside the APC State Chairman, Mr. Stephen Ntokekpo officially welcomed Senator Bassey Albert, CON, into the APC fold. The move adds a significant boost to the ruling party's influence in the State, as Senator Bassey Albert was not only the YPP's Governorship Candidate but also a prominent well-respected figure in Akwa Ibom politics, known by many as the Political Lionel Messi of Akwa Ibom Politics having served in the 8th & 9th Senate as a Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East (Uyo) Senatorial District, Commissioner for Finance as longest serving for almost 8 years and as Vice President (South South) First City Monument Bank among various rich experiences in the Banking Sector.

Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, known for his strategic political maneuvers, expressed optimism about the strengthened position of the APC in Akwa Ibom State. The Senate President highlighted the importance of unity and collaboration to address the developmental challenges facing the State and the nation at large. Senator Akpabio was accompanied by 10 serving Senators and other critical stakeholders of APC to receive Senator Albert and his massive followership.

The APC State Chairman, Mr Stephen Ntokekpo while receiving the Senator and his political structure noted that all YPP members would be given equal rights and privileges when it comes to the Party affairs both at the State and national levels.

This defection comes at a crucial time as political realignments continue to shape the Nigerian political landscape. The APC, known for its growing influence across the country, sees the inclusion of Senator Bassey Albert as a testament to its appeal and ability to attract key figures from other political parties into its fold . More than 500 core politicians in Akwa Ibom State not limited to Akparawa Ephraim Inyang  Inyang-eyen, Rt Hon Usenobong Akpabio , Rt Hon Emmanuel Ekon defected with Senator Bassey Albert Akpan from YPP to APC at the event.

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