Appeal Court frees Akwa Ibom YPP guber candidate


The Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, has granted bail to Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, the Young Peoples Party’s Gubernatorial candidate in Akwa Ibom.

The court granted Akpan who is also the Senator representing Uyo Senatorial District bail on health grounds pending the determination of an appeal.

On December 1, 2022, an Uyo Federal High Court-led by Justice A.A. Okeke sentenced the Senator to 42 years imprisonment for corruption.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigned Albert for receiving exotic cars worth N204m from a contractor of the Akwa Ibom State Government, Jide Omokare.

Reacting, Albert gave thanks to God after the court granted him bail.

In a Facebook post, the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, wrote: “In every situation, God has something to say. It’s all about God. That same God.”