Ika, Eket, Obot Akara, Nsit Ubium, visits PDP
February 22, 2021

Ika, Eket, Obot Akara, Nsit Ubium, visits PDP


… As Physically Challenged Persons Mourn Udo Ekpenyong

Delegations from Ika, Eket, Obot Akara and Nsit Ubium Local Government Areas, have visited the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akwa Ibom State, Monday February 22, 2021, to commiserate with the party over the loss of the state chairman.

A former local government council chairman in Ika and serving Senior Special Assistant on Boundary Matters to Governor Udom Emmanuel, Hon. Saviour Enyekere, and the Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Frank Archibong, while conveying the condolences of the separate delegations of Ika and Eket Local Government Areas, expressed sadness over the loss of Obong Ekpenyong.

Hon Saviour Enyiekere who spoke on behalf of Ika people noted that the departed party boss was a known peace advocate, recollected that Obong Ekpenyong played a key role in restoring peace to Ika years back when the area was thrown into crisis.

On his part, the immediate past Eket council boss, who succeeded Obong Udo Ekpenyong, as commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, was visibly emotional when he noted that he will miss a great partner in progress. He however admonished that the party should be more determined to remain strong and united than ever, as a mark of legacy to the late chairman.

Similarly, the Obot Akara state assembly member, Rt. Hon. Idongesit Ntekpere and the political leader of Nsit Ubium, Senator Effiong Bob, in their condolence messages on behalf of Obot Akara and Nsit Ubium, spoke about the legacies of Obong Udo Ekpenyong, expressing grief over his demise.

Senator Bob who once served as Nsit Ubium council chairman at the time Udo Ekpenyong was Ukanafun local government chairman, spoke about their days as colleagues in grassroots governance and noted that he was outstandingly good.

In the same vein, the Association of Physically Challenged Persons, expressed grief over the demise of Obong (Hon) Udo Ekpenyong, describing his death as a painful loss to many who were positively impacted by him.

Leading the team on a condolence visitation to the state leadership of the party, the spokesperson for the delegation, Hon. Mitchell Joseph, who noted that the late chairman’s death has happened too suddenly, took time to eulogise late Obong Ekpenyong, holding that he was a friend to the needy among several others whom she said will greatly miss him. She prayed for consolation for the deceased family, the party, state and others who are affected by the loss.

Receiving the various delegations, the Acting State Chairman of PDP, Rt Hon Lawrence Udosen, appreciated the show of solidarity by the delegations. He re-echoed the party’s message of sustaining the legacies of Obong Udo Ekpenyong, saying it is a valid way to honour the departed party chairman. “Let it not be that we only speak about his qualities, let it be that we imbibe those qualities and keep his legacies “, Udosen said.

The condolence visitations continue on Tuesday February 23, 2021, with delegations from Eastern Obolo, Urue Offong/Oruko, Oron and State Women Group, billed to visit.