HomePoliticsOBA to run with...

OBA to run with Amba in YPP


From Joe Effiong, Uyo

The gubernatorial candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Akwa Ibom State, Senator (Obong) Bassey Albert Akpan, has named a retired assistant inspector general of police, Mr Asuquo Amba, as his running mate in the 2023 election.

The brief ceremony which took place at the state party secretariat, at Four Lanes, Uyo had in attendance YPP executive members, party faithful and supporters.

Sen Bassey Akpan, popularly called OBA in Akwa Ibom political circles, said with Mr Amba the gubernatorial ticket of the party is complete and gave the assurance that their government would be loyal to everyone as it would be rooted in the democratic norms of government of the people by the people and for the people.

OBA stressed that his government will be based in “3Rs”: Recover, Reconcile and Reposition. He described AIG Amba (rtd) as “a man who has served this country,
meritoriously, with passion… a true Akwa Ibomite who did his job for Nigeria in the Nigerian Police Force, with an incontrovertible curriculum vitae.”

Read also: Commonwealth Games: Birmingham 2022 Medals Tally

AIG Amba (rtd) who hails from Urueoffong Uruko L. G. A, a graduate of English from the University of Lagos, worked briefly as a lecturer in the University of Lagos before enlisting in the Nigerian Police in 1986.

He had served as commissioner of police in different states, including Bayelsa and Ekiti, in charge of counter-terrorism at the Force headquarters before he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General.

In his acceptance speech, AIG Amba who described OBA as “the legend of our time” expressed appreciation to the senator and the entire party structure for having faith in him.

He promised that as a “spare tyre”, his “loyalty is already 100%” to the incoming governor, the party and the Akwa Ibom people.

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Most Popular

More from Author

Sterling Bank reiterates commitment to arts development

By Chinwendu ObienyiSterling Bank Plc has said the role of...

Teachers already enjoying improved salary package –FG

From Fred Ezeh, AbujaFederal Government has said basic school teachers...

Right leadership’ll drive Nigeria out of current ordeals, says Mbah,

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Enugu State, Dr....

National grid collapses, 7th time in 1 year

From Isaac Anumihe, Abuja & Merit IbeFor the 7th time...

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Read Now

Sterling Bank reiterates commitment to arts development

By Chinwendu ObienyiSterling Bank Plc has said the role of the Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (KABAFEST) in promoting literacy and education aligns perfectly with its HEART strategy, which focuses on investments in five key sectors of the economy, namely: Health, Education, Agriculture, Renewable Energy, and...

Teachers already enjoying improved salary package –FG

From Fred Ezeh, AbujaFederal Government has said basic school teachers at the federal level were already enjoying improved salary package as approved by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, few years ago.Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed the information at a media engagement to herald the...

Right leadership’ll drive Nigeria out of current ordeals, says Mbah,

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has said the only way Nigeria could navigate out of its current multifaceted ordeals was through  the right leadership in all the strata of the society.Mbah, who is Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Oil and...

National grid collapses, 7th time in 1 year

From Isaac Anumihe, Abuja & Merit IbeFor the 7th time this year, Nigeria’s power grid again collapsed yesterday, plunging parts  of the country into total darkness.Monday’s incident which happened at  about 11 am, it was gathered affected only a section of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN),...

Disband Ebubeagu security outfit, Igbo group tells S’East govs

Form Jeff Amechi Agbodo, OnitshaA group, Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), has charged South East governors to disband Ebubeagu security outfit alleging members were committing extrajudicial killings and that the objective of its establishment to checkmate activities of criminals in the region had failed.This is as it...

Atiku storms Enugu as South East PDP receives Okowa as

By Doris ObinnaFormer Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will today hold a stakeholders meeting with South East leaders in Enugu as part of consultation and sensitisation ahead of the commencement of campaign.Atiku will be accompanied by his...

Government officials, industry experts to converge for CSCS’

Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc, Nigeria’s premier Central Securities Depository (CSD), has concluded arrangement to bring together government officials, industry experts across different segments of the economy to raise awareness about emerging cybersecurity threats to stakeholders in the Nigerian capital market and businesses across the...

Stakeholders hail Ugwuanyi for making Enugu reference point in

Stakeholders have commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for making the state a reference point in public service reforms in the country.The commendation came on the heels of the recent visit to Enugu State by a delegation of Bayelsa State Government led by the Attorney-General...

… I’ll rehabilitate delinquent children, Abia APC candidate

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Abia State, Chief Ikechi Emenike, has asked parents in the state not to give up on their delinquent children  as help is on the way to turn their lives around.He said when the APC administration comes...

BUA Cement, GTCO, 10 others nudge NGX ASI 0.39% higher

By Chinwendu Obienyi and Chukwuma UmeorahProceedings on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) resumed on a positive note as gains in BUA Cement, GTCO and 10 others drove the All Share Index (ASI) up 0.39 per cent to close at 49,189.32 points.Specifically, aggregate market...

NASENI kicks off self-employment, job creation programme

From Seye Ojo, IbadanNo fewer than 100 youths, yesterday, received state-of-the-art plumbing equipment, tools and diagnostic kits worth millions of naira in Ibadan, Oyo State in the ongoing nationwide empowerment and job creation for youths by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).The beneficiaries...

Tribunal grants INEC, Adeleke, PDP 7 days to file response

From Lateef Dada, OsogboThe election petition tribunal hearing the alleged discrepancies in the July 16 governorship election in Osun State, yesterday, adjourned the pre-hearing of the petition to October 4.Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) had approached the tribunal to challenge the declaration...