Governor Udom Emmanuel of  Akwa Ibom State has said that it is only one senator – Bassey Albert – that was “speaking for the whole of Akwa Ibom state” for now at the nation’s Senate.

He made this known yesterday, August 20, 2018 while addressing a large crowd of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members and supporters who turned out at the Onna township stadium for a rally organised by the people of Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District to show solidary with the governor.

“The only man standing! The only man standing! The only man standing!” Governor Emmanuel repeatedly shouted to the crowd as he acknowledged the senator’s presence at the rally.

The crowd responded with the shout of “Oba! Oba! Oba!” which is the acronym for “Obong Bassey Albert”.

“He is the only senator speaking for the whole of Akwa Ibom state in the Senate,” the governor told the crowd.

The governor shouted, “One with God….”

And the ecstatic crowd responded, “….is with the majority!”

“One with God….”

“….is with the majority!”

“I appeal to those aspiring to go to the Senate to hold on for now and to support Bassey Albert Akpan for a second term,” a former senator, Effiong Bob, said on August 11 in Uyo during a meeting of leaders from the senatorial district.

“With the unfolding development in the State, we will need a high ranking member in the Senate in 2019 for the collective interest of Uyo Senatorial District.”