Lawmakers Reject OBA’s YPP Largesse
…PLOT TO BUY NYENIME ANDY’S TICKET THICKENS
A meeting by Senator Bassey Albert Akpan (OBA) with some former lawmakers and other party stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has met a deadlock with the mass rejection of the Uyo senator’s offer to them in exchange for defections to the Young Peoples Party.
Bassey Albert reportedly dangled some money before them, promising to take care of them, as soon as he defects to the YPP on the 17th of July.
Bassey who is alleged to have pegged entry fees of N200,000 each for the PDP delegates.
Our investigations reveal that Senator Bassey’s overtures were rejected by the PDP chieftains who reminded him that YPP has no structure in the state and would find it difficult to match the prowess of the PDP and its candidates.
OBA was to tell them point blankly that he will spend enough money to put up a structure across the entire state.
He promised a monthly fee of N20,000 to those he tagged as unit canvassers to deliver the entire state to his new party.
Last week, news had broke on the media that the defeated PDP aspirant was ready to break the banks to secure the YPP governorship ticket from the original candidate, Pastor Nyenime Andy.
The report alleged that Senator Albert was ready to offer N50m to Pastor Andy to buy off that YPP ticket which the Uyo based cleric had clearly won.
“Pls Oba had a meeting with PDP delegates yesterday and said he’ll leave to YPP on 17th and wants them to join him that he’ll pay them and has billions to spend.
Sources close to Pastor Andy said the cleric was a man of integrity and would not accept any offer from any greedy politician to trade his mandate.
“Our Pastor can not sell his ticket to Oba, how can he explain to us if he accepts such corrupt offer,infact most members of his church would leave the church immediately.”
The gap tooth Ibiono Ibom born Senator is said to have sponsored no lesser than seven litigations to aimed at bringing the PDP to its knees before jumping ship to the YPP.
So far only some aspirants who lost in the PDP, have agreed to follow him to the Young Peoples Party.
Usoro Akpanusoh , Emmanuel UkpongUdo, Usenobong Akpabio, lead the pack of aggrieved PDP members that have set their sight on the new party.