...speaks on experience at Correctional Centre

My Dear Fellow Citizens of Akwa Ibom State, As we come together to celebrate the joyous Christmas season, I will not stop giving God thanks for his overwhelming grace upon my life and also will not fail to extend my warmest wishes and heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you.

This season is not only a time of reflection and joy, but also a moment to acknowledge the benevolence of our God and His mighty works in our lives as well as the resilience and strength that unites us as a people.

This year holds special significance for me as we commemorate the anniversary of my politically motivated sojourn at Ikot Ekpene Correctional Centre , While the circumstances that led me there were unjust and the challenges I faced were undoubtedly difficult, I must thank the Almighty God for the strength he provided for us at that time and for the joy found in the midst of adversity. Instead of succumbing to negativity, this experience was an opportunity to open our eyes to the struggles of those around us.

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That experience served as a further catalyst for my commitment to fighting for the rights of those who cannot fight for themselves – to be a voice for the voiceless, a servant for justice, and a tireless advocate for the well-being of our fellow citizens.

As we gather with our loved ones during this festive season, let us take a moment to reflect on the progress we have made and the challenges that lie ahead. The work is not complete. Our journey towards a better Akwa Ibom continues, and we must remain steadfast in our commitment to building a community where every citizen is valued and protected.

In times of hardship, the true strength of a community shines through. Let us admonish one another to keep the faith and to be there for our neighbours. Together, we can weather any storm and emerge stronger and more united than ever before.

As we share in the spirit of the holidays, may the coming year bring prosperity, peace, and continued progress for Akwa Ibom State. Let us be a beacon of hope for those in need and a source of inspiration for those who look up to us.

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As we continue to strive and pray for a free society where our individual views are recognized, respected and valued without any repercussions and consequences , let’s look up to God , the author and finisher of our faith .

Wishing you all a joyous and blessed holiday season.

Warm regards,

Senator Bassey Albert( OBA)