The governorship candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP) in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Albert Bassey has pledged to embark on massive infrastructure programmes across the state if e Albertlected.
Albert noted that he has developed a road map, ‘Operation Basic Amenities (OBA)’ towards achieving the agenda, stressing that it would pave the way for intensive grassroots development in the state.
The governorship hopeful, in a statement, said his OBA initiative has as critical elements the construction and reconstruction of infrastructure across the state, promising that if he emerges victorious at the poll, his government would construct ‘a minimum of five kilometres of roads in every local council of the state.”
In the area of healthcare, he said: “Under OBA, we believe that we should reduce the pressure on secondary health care facilities. We must address the issue of the primary level. We have a policy, as a party in line with our impact agenda, where we must make sure that there is a secondary healthcare facility in every local council that will support the primary healthcare ones. This will be a departure from the current status.”
He stressed that developing the healthcare sector in the state would benefit both poor and rich residents.
The Senator, who represents Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District in the Senate, added that he has been explaining the OBA initiative to the electorate during his ongoing ward-to-ward campaigns ahead of the election.
“So, party officials and supporters have carried on preaching the OBA promise in every locality,” he added.
The statement quoted a party official as saying that, “the OBA model is an initiative borne out of the passion of Senator Bassey to see Akwa Ibom people live above the poverty line. OBA is the promise of a people-centred government in every sense of the word.”
The statement further quoted the Facebook post by Ndito Akwa Ibom, which said: “The OBA plan would offer Akwa Ibom people an experience that had been long forgotten. It would be the first time in a long time that ordinary citizens would feel the positive impact of the government wherever they may be found in the state.”