By Kenneth Jude

The Young Progressive Party (YPP) in Akwa Ibom State is set to officially receive Distinguished Senator Bassey Albert into the party.

The event which is billed to take place Saturday 30th July, 2022 at Ifa Ikot Akpan, Etoi (off Airport Road),) Uyo at 10.am at Senator Albert Recreational Event Centre, Ifa Ikot Akpan will also witness the inuaguration of the State secretariat and campaign office of the Distinguished Senator.

This disclosure was made by the publicity secretary of YPP, in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Akan Emah in Uyo Thursday in a chat with newsmen.

Mr. Emah who gave an insight into the history and formation of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), said the party was founded as a vehicle for social democratic movement, adding that the ideology of the party is social democracy. “And our slogan is service to the people.”

He went further to state that the party is driven by the passion of improving the welfare of the people “fight for social justice and provide equality of all opportunities for all the citizens in Nigeria.

The party spokesman noted that YPP believes that it is time for a generational shift in leadership revolution that must be driven by highly cerebral, mentally progressive and innovative leaders without greed in them.

He expressed optimism that the Young Progressive Party is poised to challenge other major political parties, adding that the party is well positioned to make exploits in next year’s elections and subsequent ones.

On why people are defecting to YPP in drives, he noted that it is because the party believes in equality for all, saying that apart from bringing service to the people, the party, he said, will give credence to reward system.

Emah said YPP is open to all as signified by the logo of the party which is wide open doors “We believe that everybody that is knowledgeable, equipped and has anything to offer should be our member. And from the pool of that, we bring out the best to use in addressing the economic well-being of the country”, he noted.

Obong Bassey Albert (OBA) who was formerly a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recently defected to the YPP in a quest to further his governorship ambition come 2023 and currently serves as Chairman Senate Committe on Petroleum Resources upstream in the 9th Senate

Albert served as Vice President of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), South South Operations, Commissioner for Finance/Chairman, inter ministerial Direct labour project and Chairmen Senate Committe on Gas Resources in the 8th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is an Economics graduate from University of Uyo, holds an MBA from University of Nigeria , Nsukka and a graduate of Harvard Business School.

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