BASSEY, Ekpo Bassey

Born November 1949



Bassey was born in November 1949, son of Etubom Dr EE Bassey a medical doctor and grandson of King James Ekpo Bassey of Cobham Town, Nigerian journalist and politician and traditional ruler of the Efik people. Edidem Bassey Ekpo Bassey started his career as a journalist, working in several parts of the country for organizations like the Nigerian Chronicle, The Punch, Newbreed magazine and The Call. He was also for a time vice-president of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, and National Publicity director in the now defunct Nigerian Peoples Party. In February 1989, he was head of the Directorate for Literacy and at about the same period he moved from cripto-politics to actual participation when he contested and won the elections for chairmanship of calabar Municipal council. In 1991, Bassey was a gubernatorial aspirant in Cross River State, running on the Social Democratic Party platform. he was also National vice chairman(south south) for the Alliance for Democracy.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse
State of Origin: Cross River State,
Father's Name Etubom Dr EE Bassey
Mother's Name
Profession Journalist
Working Experience Nigerian Chronicle, , The Punch , Newbreed magazine , The Call. , vice-president of the Nigerian Union of Journalists , National Publicity director in the now defunct Nigerian Peoples Party. , chairman of calabar Municipal council

Obong(Traditional ruler), Akwa Akpa Kingdom

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1974;
Date of Death: November 26, 2010
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