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 (AIG), Mr Asuquo Amba, as his running mate in the 2023 election.
The brief ceremony which took place at the state party secretariat, 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 that with Amba, the gubernatorial ticket of the party is complete.
He gave the assurance that their administration 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 administration would be guided by the 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 Nigeria Police Force, with an incontrovertible curriculum vitae.”
Amba who hails from Urueoffong Uruko LGA, an English graduate from the University of Lagos, worked briefly as a lecturer in the same university before enlisting in the Nigeria Police in 1986.
He had served as police commissioner in different states, including Bayelsa, Ekiti and was also in-charge of counterterrorism at the Force Headquarters before he was promoted to the rank of AIG.