2023: Ikot Ekpene Federal seat: Stakeholders root for Obot Akara

Political Stakeholders of Ikot Ekpene, Essien Udim and Obot Akara have unanimously resolved that the Federal Constituency seat move to Obot Akara Local Government Area in line with the existing zoning arrangement.

This decision was reached at a Stakeholders Meeting convened by Senator Christopher Ekpenyong at his Old Firing Range road, Ikot Ekpene this afternoon.

At the meeting which had prominent Political actors from Ikot Ekpene, Essien Udim and Obot Akara Local Government Areas, the Stakeholders resolved that the Federal Constituency seat in 2023 is for Obot Akara LGA in line with the existing zoning arrangement which has engendered peace in the Federal Constituency.

Shortly after Senator Chris Ekpenyong set the tone for the meeting it was the unanimous agreement of stakeholders that the zoning be upheld to strengthen the party and the bond of unity in the three sister local governments.

Those who spoke during the meeting include Elder Daniel Udom Obot( Command),Hon. Unyime Etim and Hon Favour Otong for Ikot Ekpene Local Government.
Otuekong Felix Emmanson,Mr. Iton Isonguyo and Sir Monday Ebong Uko- Commissioner For Youths and Sports/ Dean of Commissioners for Obot Akara LGA.

Abom Emmanuel Umanah,Hon. Emmanuel Useh and Hon. Martins Umanah spoke on behalf of Essien Udim LGA.

The meeting had in attendance the; Sen.Christopher Ekpenyong- Senator Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District,Sen.Emmanuel Ibokessien- Political Leader of Ikot Ekpene;Obong Michael Afangide- Political Leader of Essien Udim; Rt.Hon. Nsikak Ekong- Reps Ikot Ekpene/Essien Udim/Obot Akara Federal Constituency, Rt.Hon. Idongesit Ntekpere- Member representing Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara State Constituency; Sir. Monday Ebong Uko-Commissioner For Youths and Sports/Dean of Commissioners; Hon. Aniefiok Nkom- Commissioner for Labour and Manpower Planning;Hon. Carmillus Esinwang- Commissioner for Trade and Investment;Mr. Efremfon Umoh- State Youth Leader of PDP, Mr. Brendan Etukidem-State Ex-Officio,Hon. Cyril Peter Udo- Chapter Chairman,PDP, Essien Udim LGA Chapter; Chief Simion Dominic- Chapter Chairman PDP, Obot Akara; Hon.Unyime Etim- Chairman, Ikot Ekpene LGA; Hon.Anthony Luke- Chairman, Essien Udim LGA; Lady Agnes Udoenwewen- Chairperson Obot Akara LGA;Barr. Prince Ukpong Akpabio- Immediate past Commissioner for Trade and Investment; Ntufam Elijah Udoiyak- Senior Special Assistant to the Governor; Otuekong Felix Emmanson- Special Assistant to the Governor;Abom Emmanuel P. Umanah,Engr. Etido Inyang- Chairman,Ibom Power Company Board; Barr.Saviour Udoh- former House of Representative member ,Hon.(Dr.) Etido Ibekwe- former Majority Leader,AKHA, Eld Essien Okon Essien,Barr.Idorenyin Ekanem- former State Publicity Secretary,PDP;Hon.John Cleton among other stakeholders.

The resolution of the stakeholders meeting was read by Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien, the Political Leader of Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area. With this development, the Stakeholders have reaffirmed the existing zoning arrangement in Ikot Ekpene Federal Constituency which makes it the turn of Obot Akara Local Government to produce the next House of Representative member.

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