2023: OBA Suspends Guber Ambition

… Unsound in Health to Run for Election – Personal Physician.

…Loses Senate Seat.

The Akwa Ibom State Gubernatorial candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Senator Bassey Albert, has reportedly withdrawn from the 2023 governorship election following recent health and political developments unconnected with his conviction of fraud on December 1, 2022.

Bassey Albert as narrated by closed allies has been strongly advised by his personal physician of over 13 years to withdraw from the 2023 governorship election as he is of unsound health to be the Governor of Akwa Ibom State. According to our source, after Bassey survived a heart attack in December, the physician (name withheld) reiterated that “we have advised Senator Albert to mind stressful conditions and environments, adhere to all his medical regiments, ensure that his blood pressure and sugar are reasonably under proper control because having survived the first heart attack, any other episode [of a heart attack], if it occurs, may be fatal [that is, results in death] and this can occur without any premonitory signs [warning].’

In another development, the Senate seat of the embattled governorship candidate was declared vacant by the court on Friday, 20 January.

Bassey Albert, who is currently on bail, was convicted by the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo on six-count charge of money laundering brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which the court sentenced him to a jail term of seven years on each of the counts.

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