IKOT ABASI YPP WARD-TO-WARD GOVERNORSHIP CAMPAIGN, DAY 7 ( Nung Asang 1&2 and Ukpum Okon wards):
Ikot Abasi is soon to become a major fish processing hub with full complement from Utaewa through Mkpat Enin, ending in Okorette in Easten Obolo, Senator Bassey Albert, the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP)
, has said.
Additionally, rapid development of rural roads will follow, to enable farmers access the market and off-taking points.
The projects, he said on November 12, 2022, will kick-start Operation LEAVE NO COMMUNITY BEHIND (LENCOB) and OPERATION BASIC AMENITIES (OBA), where every basic amenity should be within 1km radius of the local communities, across the state . “It is the right of every Akwa Ibom sons and daughter to have access to these basic amenities”, the senator added.
While addressing the masses in Nung Asang 1&2 and Ukpum Okon wards, OBA also spoke of Super Technical Colleges in the 10 Federal Constituencies, with Ikot Abasi as one of the hosts.
The colleges will be designed as entrepreneurial/ skills acquisition centre for the training of various artisans for self reliance and emerging economy of the state.
OBA used the occasion to inform Ikot Abasi people of his scholarship for 481 indigent Akwa Ibom students, promising to return payment of bursaries, promptly, when he becomes governor.
He promised to empower the women by turning women associations across the state into cooperatives and providing funds to jumpstart their businesses.
While Ibom Power Plant will be expanded beyond the current capacity of averagely 100 MW and more communities linked to the National grid, historical sites such as the “Amalgamation House” and “Bridge of No Return” will be developed into internationally reckoned tourist attractions.
OBA urged the people to vote for a better future through YPP, warning that a vote for a wrong candidate of “continuity” will only elongate the suffering of the masses.
He promised to work hard to meet the aspirations of the masses, when voted into power.
At the palace of the Paramount ruler, HRM Udo J. Ntukubom, OBA received royal blessings, with the monarch noting that he has never heard of any bad story concerning OBA, since the campaign started.
Stating that, “things have changed and are still changing”, the traditional father acknowledged the senator’s right to move to any platform of his choice, without any intimidation.
Chairman of the Campaign Council, Sir Emem Akpabio, said OBA remains the most qualified for the office of the governor of the state.
“He has integrity, he is the most qualified. The British Prime minister is about forty-two years. Obong Attah handed over to a younger person, Akpabio did the same. We are presenting to you the younger, most qualified incoming Governor”.
Apostle Nyeneime Andy, chairman of the YPP
in the state, educated the people on how to vote for YPP, by thump printing beside the leaves. He said the leaves- symbol is positioned second-to-the-last on the ballot and urged them to vote the symbol.