Akwa Ibom 2023: Former Sun Newspapers Editor Appointed Senator Akpan’s Campaign Spokesman

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By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo


A media guru and former Editor of Sun Newspapers
in Lagos, Dr Usoro I. Usoro, has been appointed the official spokesman of the Akwa Ubok Abasi Campaign Organisation – the electioneering structure of Senator (Obong) Bassey Albert Akpan.
Senator Akpan, popularly known as OBA, is one of the most widely accepted contenders for the office of governor in Akwa Ibom State, come 2023.
A released signed by the Chairman of the Organisation, Arch Bishop Andrew Unwanta, said the need for an official spokesman followed the astronomical growth of the team and the seriousness of its operations.
Dr Usoro joins the team with a wealth of experience both in politics and media practice. 
A core media professional, Usoro was the pioneer Chief Press Secretary to former Governor Godswill Akpabio and later his Senior Special Assistant on Media.
Before joining Akpabio’s campaign team in 2007, Usoro was an editor with the Sun Newspaper in Lagos, where he held a popular weekly satirical column named “The Reality” in the Saturday Sun.
He was also, at various times, the Features Editor, Sunday Times (1998); Deputy Editor,  Sunday Times (2000); Assistant Editor, Post Express(2001); Acting Editor, Sunday Post Express, etc.
Usoro has a Diploma in Journalism, BA in Philosophy from the University of Lagos; as well as MA and PhD all in Philosophy from the University of Uyo.
In politics, both in 2007 and 2011, he served as the Secretary of the Media/ Publicity Sub-Committees of the Godswill Campaign Organisation. In 2010, he single-handedly  initiated and facilitated a Youth Rally in Eket, for the validation  of Governor Akpabio for second term.
Usoro was the Chairman, Media/ Publicity sub-Committee, Eket LGA Campaign Council for Udom/ Moses  ticket in 2015 and equally the Chairman, Media/Publicity sub-Committee, Divine Mandate Campaign Organisation, Eket Chapter, in 2018. 
Chief Usoro has won several awards within and outside the media profession. He is a holder of three chieftaincy titles, including Mkpafagh Ekid.

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