Edet, Etteh, Esset, Ors emerge PDP Flag-Bearers in A’Ibom Reps Primaries

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Immediate past Akwa Ibom Commissioners for Agriculture and Special Duties, Dr Glory Edet amd Chief Okpolupm Etteh and House of Assembly member for Nsit Atai, Mark Esset have emerged PDP flag-bearers after the House of Representatives primary elections held across ten federal constituencies on Sunday.

Also to represent the party in same capacity at the primaries conducted across the state on Sunday evening is a former member of the House of Assembly, Mr Ime Okon for Itu, incumbents Mr Unyime Idem for Ukanafun Federal Constituency and Mr Aniekan Umanah for Abak Federal Constituency, Idongesit Ntekpere for Ikot Ekpene and former state PDP chairman Mr Paul Ekpo for Etinan Federal Constituencies.

The primaries conducted for the 31 Local government areas for the state House of Assembly also saw to the emergence of Prince Akpabio for Essien Udim, Udeme Otong- Abak, Udofia Friday Udobia – Esit Eket/Ibeno, Eric Akpan- Nsit Ibom, Mfon Idung- Etim Ekpo/Ika and Uwemedimo Asuquo – Uyo.

Other LGAs and their flag bearers include; Ibiono Ibom: -Godwin Ekpo, Ikot Ekpene/ Obot Akara: Mr Jerry Otu, ONNA: Sunny Johnny, Nsit Atai: Prince Aniefiok Attah
Nsit Ubium: Hon Barr Otobong Bob, Ukanafun: Emem Udom, Itu: Hon KufreAbasi Edidem
Oron/ Udung Uko: Hon Mrs Kenim Onofiok, Uruan; Dr Itoro Etim, INI: Hon Lawrence Udoide, Etinan: Uduak Ekpo-Ufot.

Also to represent the party for the state house include: Ikono: Itoro Columba, Ibesikpo Asutan: Ubong Attah, Okobo: Pius Bassey, Mkpat Enin:wem Imo-Ita, Oruk Anam:Prince Sampson Idiong, Urue Offong/Oruko – Precious Selong.

Two of the candidates for ONNA and Nsit Ubium state constituencies, Sunny Johnny and Otobong Bob respectively commended the delegates for their trust in them and pledged to ensure victory for PDP at the general elections

State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Aniekan Akpan had in a chat with newsmen before the primaries assured aspirants on the party’s platform of a free, fair and transparent primary elections ahead of 2023 general elections.

“The primary election will be very open and transparent. There’s going to be voting. The national Secretariat is coming. everybody is going to the field. The delegates are known delegates. And the party guideline is very clear. The guideline says it has to be taken to the various constituencies.

“We have made an arrangement to ensure that whatever is being taken from here (party secretariat) will get to each constituency. It will be a contest of brothers and sisters, a family affair. And we have appealed to everybody that there should be no rancour.” Akpan said.


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