Governor candidate removes PPD flags, raises YPP flags in campaign office

On Friday afternoon, a gubernatorial candidate in Akwa Ibom state, Bassey Albert, began withdrawing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his campaign office, signaling the end of the relationship between him and the party. Earlier Friday, Albert resigned his PDP membership in a letter he sent to the party chairman in his neighborhood in the Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of ​​Akwa Ibom state, immediately after his political supporters lost their bid to to obtain a Federal High. He cut in Abuja to cancel the PPD primaries in the state. Mr. Albert’s gubernatorial aspiration in the DPP was a threat to Governor Udom Emmanuel’s preferred successor, Umo Eno. Some PPD members in the state, mainly supporters of Mr. Albert, contested the holding of an ad-hoc delegate election held on April 30, which they said contravened the party’s constitution. Senator Bassey Albert While the Abuja Federal High Court ordered the parties to the suit to “maintain the pre-war status quo” pending the hearing and determination of the suit, the PDP held its primaries in the state. But Mr. Albert refused to participate in the primaries, citing the court order. Judge Obiora Egwuatu, on Friday, ruled that the plaintiffs, not having participated in the election of delegates, lacked locus standi to file the lawsuit. The court held that the claim was without merit. Activities in the campaign office When a PREMIUM TIMES reporter visited Albert’s campaign office on Edet Akpan Avenue around 2:55 p.m. on Friday, some office workers were seen raising campaign flags. Young Progressive Party (YPP) around the huge building, while the PDP flags are removed. Inside a room in the building, six supporters of Mr. Albert were seen enthusiastically discussing the long-awaited move to YPP. “Wow, I love your cap, please give me one,” a woman said to a man wearing a YPP faze cap. “Please, I also need one”, another person, a young man, also asked for the cap. “No, I can’t give you, you’re a member of the PDP,” the man with a cap told the man who made the request. “Nooo, I’m not. I will rip up your (PDP) card when I get back home,” the man replied. Activities in the office confirmed speculation that Mr. Albert, a senator representing Akwa Ibom Northeast District, would defect to the YPP to contest the state’s 2023 gubernatorial election. The YPP gubernatorial candidate in Akwa Ibom, for now, is Nyeneime Andy, a herdsman from Uyo. Andy is expected to drop out of the race to make way for a new primary. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Governor candidate removes PPD flags, raises YPP flags in campaign office