God is the ultimate leader and He controls the destiny of men. It has been rightly stated severally that ‘’we don’t know what the future holds, but we know the One who holds the future’’. God is forever in control. Leaders understand the importance of the minds to the future of their people, they do not lead out of a predetermined package of behaviors, they size up every situation and discern what must happen to reach the desired goal. Good leaders evaluate situations and what best steps to take and they provide direction for the people because no resource is more valuable than the people.
For Bassey Albert Akpan, a leader after God’s heart and abundantly cherished by the people beyond the borders of Akwa Ibom State, his blazing strides on the political terrain continues to expand from coast to coast.
The emergence of Bassey Albert Akpan as the leading Governorship hopeful ahead of the nomination exercise later in the year is further consolidated by the massive movements of his sterling qualities whose tremendous followership cuts across age barriers in the state.
Today, Obong Bassey Albert Akpan (OBA) is the new face of leadership in every home in Akwa Ibom State. The kids have continued to herald his presence at every step the Akwa Ubok Abasi 2015 campaign train stops as it continues to consult widely to unite the people to freely support, nominate and elect OBA the new generation leader as the next mantle of leadership in Akwa Ibom State.
From Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District where the reception of the OBA movement has enjoyed undisputed endorsements culminating in his coronation as the ‘’Iberedem Nto Annang’’ by the Itai Afe Annang in Obot Akara Local Government Area remains unprecedented.
The warmth and support of the people at Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area continues to earn very rave reviews as the King’s strides embraced more followers who have known this towering and popular figure over the years as a man of his own words, a man who has been identified as the next face of change in Akwa Ibom State, a man whose records of achievements serving the state cannot be matched as his legacies as a good student to his Principal has clearly distinguished him as the best for the job to chart a stronger course for Akwa Ibom State.
Bassey Albert Akpan like his Principal, Governor Godswill Akpabio remains an uncommon leader with a strong vision to serve, a focused leader with a mission to open Akwa Ibom State to its next destination of global reckoning, a leader on the wings of history, a leader well prepared to receive the baton of leadership from his Principal, Godswill Akpabio on May 29,2015, a leader ready for the destiny that has finally beckoned on him for the great change ahead, a leader propelled by the love of the people, a leader whose name has brought a renaissance to Akwa Ibom State.
The support for the OBA movement continues to break new grounds at areas visited such as Abak, Etim Ekpo, Ukanafun, Ini, and Oruk Anam as Royal Fathers, the church and the people have continued to bless him as a man who has contributed immensely to the growth of the state and has been an active player in the success story of the uncommon transformation in the state today.
OBA’s giant strides on the political terrain has made the people including the stakeholders consistently re-affirm for the people of the state to ensure that only the best candidate is good enough, only the best candidate is credible enough, only the best candidate can surpass the tempo of quality leadership which we desire and that is why the people must come first in the choice that would be made in the coming months.
The milestone endorsement of Bassey Albert Akpan at Nsit Ubium Local Government Area as the Akwa Ubok Abasi campaign train stopped over remains unprecedented as the political leader of Uyo Senatorial District, a former Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East at the Senate and Chairman Governing Board of the prestigious University of Benin, Senator Effiong Bob adopted him as the choice of the people who turned up in hundreds of thousands to witness the historic occasion of the new dawn of leadership in Akwa Ibom State.
It was a moment of sober reflection. It was a moment of joy for the people of Nsit Ubium and Akwa Ibom State. It was a moment of great history. It was a moment of change. It was the moment where God once again showed His great manifestation on this great son of Akwa Ibom State, it was a moment where God once again showed the direction of leadership after May 29, 2015. The timing was perfect and the people rejoiced in praises as the crowd continued to increase at each stop including Etinan where the people spoke with one voice and in unity on the sterling, quintessential leadership strides of Bassey Albert Akpan to steer Akwa Ibom State to greater heights in the next administration of Akwa Ibom State.
The home coming to Uyo Local Government Area was a sight to behold as the people of Uyo stood still to welcome a son in whom they were proud of his excellent records in government and a son who had constantly kept in touch with the people all through his seven year service as Commissioner for Finance in Akwa Ibom State.
From the women who thronged the venue, the residence of the political leader of Uyo, Obong Maurice Ebong, to the Youths, the Elders who were complete, legislators, friends, associates and well wishers, the Akwa Ubok Abasi campaign train left the people of Uyo convinced that the time had come for the best candidate to be supported as the contest would be open, free and fair, to give the people their very well cherished desires to have the peoples Governor – Bassey Albert Akpan, the hope of the Akwa Ibom people as their next Governor. It was an event full of praises to God as so much was said by all the stakeholders present, but one thing was certain at that memorable event, the people had made up their mind on the direction of leadership they desire in 2015 and the arrival of Bassey Albert Akpan has heralded the new dawn of hope that will restore smiles to the people.
Bassey Albert Akpan, the people’s hero, the champion of Akwa Ibom hearts, the leader ready to serve for the people, the leader who has made the difference, the leader whom the cap fits, the successor who will walk faithfully through the door to take his rightful place as the next Governor of Akwa Ibom State, the leader whom the children have come to love and identify with, the leader whose followership remains unparallel in the political history of Akwa Ibom State, the leader prepared for the task of the new vision to lead his people, the leader whose divine wisdom will guide Akwa Ibom State to new pedestals of successes, the leader who has over the years been his brother’s keeper. Bassey Albert, the promise keeper, the leader with the listening heart, the leader who has added more value to the people, the leader who has emerged a winner, conquering to serve better with eternal legacies for generations to learn from.
We beckon on the new history that awaits the people of Akwa Ibom State, the renaissance of change has begun, the people have spoken, the movement of this great train has become larger, the people have spoken with one voice, the wind of change has laid a new path for the new dawn and the choice has become the final answer – Bassey Albert Akpan. Victory is assured. God Bless the king.