Akwa Ibom New LG Chairmen At A Glance
The Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC), has issued certificates of return to those who were successfully elected into office during the just concluded Local Government Chairmanship elections 2017 in the state over the weekend.
According to the commission, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won with landslide over the opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Below are a brief details of the newly elected Chairmen of the 31 Local Government Areas of the state…
Ubuo Effiong Ubuo – OKOBO
Hon. Ubuo Effiong Ubuo is a former Chapter Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Okobo Local Government Area. He once served as Councillor representing Ekeya Ward in the Council and is the immediate past Transition Committee Chairman of the Local Government. Born on July 17, 1976, Hon. Ubuo is married. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) Degree in Microbiology and a Master of Science (M. Sc) Degree in Industrial Microbiology.
Victoria George Tallick- EASTERN OBOLO.
Miss Victoria George Tallick was born on the 28th day of June 1976. She holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration, having also bagged an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in the same discipline. The Eastern Obolo born Tallick was a former member of the Government Committee on Tourism, Eastern Obolo Local Government Area and also served as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of Eastern Obolo on Women Affairs and Water Resources Mobilization.
Cletus Asuquo Ekpo – ETINAN
Mr Cletus Ekpo holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Estate Management and was born on June, 22, 1977. He was a Legislative aide to the member representing Etinan Federal Constituency and was an active member of two socio political groups namely, Mandate Preservation Group, Etinan chapter of which he was the Coordinator and served as secretary, Akwa Ibom Consolidation Alliance. He is married and is the immediate past Transition Committee Chairman of Etinan Local Government Area.
Udeme Wilson Eduo- ETIM EKPO
Hon. Eduo is a former Vice Chairman, and immediate past Transition Committee Chairman of Etim Ekpo Local Government Area. He has been a Special Assistant to the Honourable Commissioner for Special Duties and Commissioner for Investment and Commerce. He holds a Bachelor’s degree. Born on November 13,1964, Hon. Eduo is happily married.
Emem Emmanuel Ibanga – NSIT ATAI
A woman Leader of note Miss Emem Ibanga was a Peoples Democratic Party, Nsit Atai chapter Officer (Ex Officio). A former Community Development Officer II, Ministry of Rural Development, Ms. Ibanga is also a former Logistics Coordinator, ExxonMobil. Ms. Ibanga holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) Degree in Political Science and Public Administration.
Hon. Uko Okon Idiong – UKANAFUN
A former Councillor representing Ukanafun Urban I, and former Special Assistant to the Chairman of Ukanafun, Hon. Uko Idiong is married and was born on January 17,1975. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Public Administration and an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in the same discipline. Hon. Idiong also bagged a Bachelor of Science Degree (B. Sc) in Marketing, and was a Marketing officer, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc.
Barr. Imoh Williams- ABAK
Born May 28, 1974. He attended the University of Jos and University of Uyo as well as the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, before being called to the Nigerian Bar. A party man of no mean repute, he served as National Adviser 1 to Akwa Ibom Consolidation Alliance (ACA) as well as Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abak Chapter. He is an ordained Elder of Qua Iboe Church, Nigeria.
Unyime Okon Etim – IKOT EKPENE
Mr Unyime Etim is happily married and has been a former Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area. Previously, he served as Special Assistant to the Honourable Commissioner for Works, Akwa Ibom State. Mr Etim holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) Degree in Zoology. He was born on July 19, 1976.
Mr Frank Archibong- EKET
Frank Archibong was born on August 19, 1975. He has a vast experience at the third tier of government, having held several positions among which are: Former Supervisor of Works, Eket Local Government Transition Committee and later, Supervisor for Youths and sports. He also served as secretary of the Transition Committee, moving on to become a Caretaker Chairman of Eket. A former National Organizing Secretary of a formidable socio-political group, the Akwa Ibom Consolidation Alliance, ACA, he also served as the National Vice Chairman of Continuity Advancement Group. Mr Archibong who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing was the immediate past Transition Committee Chairman of Eket and Chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, before resigning to seek elective office. He is married and blessed with children.
Iniobong Robson Nnamso- ESIT EKET
Beginning in the private sector where he was the former General Manager, Calabar South Transport Company and former Public Relations Manager of KCA Deutag, Mr Iniobong Robson’s foray into politics has seen him serving in various positions such as Deputy Coordinator of Akwa Ibom Consolidation Alliance, ACA, for Esit Eket Local Government Area.
Mr Robson rose to become the immediate past Transition Committee Chairman of Esit Eket Local Government Area. Born on October 13, 1974, Mr. Robson is married and holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical Engineering.
Hon. Imoh Sunday Attat- ONNA
Hon. Imoh Attat worked as a Project Supervisor to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State. A former Deputy Director, State Secondary Education Committee, Onna he also held the office of Supervisor for Health /Education, Onna Local Government Area. He was elected Councillor representing Nung Ndem Ward II and was a former Acting President of All Stars Football Club of Akwa Ibom State. He is a member of Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) and member, Science Teachers Association of Nigeria(STAN). Hon. Attat holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Chemistry. He is happily married.
David David Eshiet – IKOT ABASI
Mr David Eshiet served as Transition Committee member, Ikot Abasi Local Government Area. He is a former Supervisor for Works and Transport and later, Supervisor for Education, Youths and Sports Development in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area. Born October 22, 1972, Mr Eshiet is married and holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) Degree in Marketing.
Itoro Columba- IKONO
A consummate journalist, broadcaster and trained Accountant, Mr Itoro Columba served as the immediate past Transition Committee Chairman of Ikono Local Government Area, as well as the Publicity Secretary of Association of Local Governments of NIGERIA, ALGON, Akwa Ibom State branch. Prior to his ascendancy to leadership in Ikono, he was an active player in several socio – political groups including One for Eight Initiative where he served as Publicity Secretary. He was also a member of Board of Trustees of Transformation Initiative for the Empowerment of Ibom People, TIEP. Mr Columba who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, is a member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON, and the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ. He founded and was until recently, the Chief Executive Officer of The Bridge Media Limited. He is married and blessed with children
Ifum Henry Udoh – IBENO
Ifum Henry Udoh had a successful stint as the Executive Director, IFCON & Associates, and later joined politics to become Councillor in Uquo Ibeno Local Government Area. Born on, September 23,1963, Ifum Udoh is also a former Caretaker Committee member of the Local Government. Happily married, Ifum Udoh holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration.
Ekomabasi Sunday Akpan- IBIONO IBOM
Ekomabasi Akpan holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Education and a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) in Political Science. A two time councillor, Ekomabasi Akpan was born on October 1, 1979. He is married.
Efombruh Umana Edet – URUE OFFONG/ORUKO
A one-time Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Youth Caucus, Urueoffong/Oruko, Mr Efombruh Edet has held several offices in the Local Government Area. He was at various times, Special Assistant Project Monitoring, Supervisor for Youths and Sports, Supervisor Agriculture and Supervisor for Works, all in Urueoffong/Oruko Council. Born on December 13, 1976, Efombruh Edet is married and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (B. Sc) in Policy Studies and Administration
Barrister Etetim Akpabio Onuk – ITU
A fine lawyer and politician, Barrister Etetim Onuk was born on August 9, 1962. He was a Clerical Officer, Cross River State Ministry of Health. Barrister Onuk is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, and the Legal Adviser, Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Akwa Synod. As a general legal practitioner, he was engaged in drafting legal documents at William Uruestone & Co. Lagos. Barrister Etetim Akpabio was the General Secretary, Family Health and Fitness Club and Uyo and Coordinator, Welcome Home Rehabilitation Foundation. He is happily married.
Anthony Bassey Etim – ORON
The immediate past Transition Committee Chairman of Oron Local Government and erstwhile Board Member, Akwa Ibom State Road Maintenance and Infrastructure Agency, Mr Anthony Etim, who was born on August 5, 1951, is the representative of Idua clan, in Oron Union Executive Committee. Mr Etim is married and holds an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Theology and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Administration.
Okon Esin Oku – UDUNG UKO
Born in Udung Uko on March 12,1962, Mr Okon Oku was a former member, Caretaker Committee of Oron Local Government Area. He proceeded to serve as the Vice Chairman of Udung Uko Local Government Area and was a National Officer of Akwa Ibom Consolidation Alliance, ACA. He also served in the Udung Uko chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as Chapter Assistant Secretary.. Oku is married and holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) Degree in Political Science Education.
Eric Effiong Akpan – NSIT IBOM
Mr Eric Akpan is a former Legislative aide, National Assembly Service Commission and Project Supervisor for the Akwa Ibom State Governor. A holder of a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) Degree in Geology and former Vice Chairman, Uyo Capital Akwa Ibom State Youth Caucus, Mr Eric Akpan is married. He was born on April 22, 1976.
Sylvester George – IBESIKPO ASUTAN
Born on November 28, 1968, Hon. Sylvester George was a former Commissioner, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Service Commission. A former Deputy Leader, Ibesikpo Asutan Legislative Council, and Councillor representing Asutan ward III, Hon. George also held office as Supervisory Councillor for Health and Social Services and former Special Adviser, Commerce, Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area. Hon. Sylvester George holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) Degree in Biochemistry and is married.
Anthony Gabriel Udousung – IKA
Born on April 16, 1968, Mr Gabriel Udousung is a holder of a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) Degree and Master of Science (M. Sc) Degree, both in Education, Chemistry. A political activist, he was the Coordinator, Mandate Preservation Group, Ika Local Government Area, Elder, Transformation Initiative, and Akwa Ibom Consolidation Alliance, ACA, Odoro Ward I, Ika Local Government Area. Mr Udousung is happily married.
Anietie Udo Udo – OBOT AKARA
Anietie Udo Udo holds a Higher National Diploma from the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua. He has been variously, a Personal Assistant to the ALGON Chairman and Head of Council. A former member of Obot Akara Transition Committee, he also served as Secretary of the Transition Committee. Mr Udo is happily married.
Raphael Akpan Bassey Isobara – ESSIEN UDIM
Raphael Isobara was born on August 28,1959 and is happily married. A former Supervisor for Health, Essien Udim Local Government Area, he made a mark as a farmer, having risen to the leadership of the Farmers Association. He served as State Vice Chairman of All Farmers Association. Mr Isobara holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) Degree in Accounting Education.
Udemeobong Sylvanus Bassey – NSIT UBIUM
Udemeobong Bassey is a former Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Nsit Ubium chapter. He served as former Personal Assistant to the Honourable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism and Special Adviser Political Matters. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) and an Ordinary National Diploma (OND), both in Computer Science. Born August 7,1980, Mr Bassey is happily married.
Asukwo Efiong Eyo (JP) – MBO
Mr Asukwo Eyo is a great core party man who has served in various capacities as, Auditor and Chapter Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mbo Local Government Area. He was also at some point Assistant Revenue officer in Mbo Local Government and former Councillor, representing Enwang Urban I. Mr Eyo was born on 7th May 1974 and is happily married
Elder Imoh Okon – UYO
Born in, 1968 in Nung Ukim village in Ikono Ibom clan of Uyo Local Government Area, Elder Imoh Okon is a professional medical scientist specializing in Hematology /immunology and Public Health with post graduate degrees from Centre for Disease Control, CDC,Atlanta Georgia, USA and Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt. He is a former Secretary of Uyo Local Government Transition Committee and immediate past Vice Chairman of Uyo Senatorial District of PDP. An Elder of The Qua Iboe Church, Elder Okon who was the coordinator of various socio political groups in Uyo is married with children.
Andrew Ekanem Brown – MKPAT ENIN
Mr Andrew Brown is happily married and was born September 11, 1977.He holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Management. Having previously bagged an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Science Laboratory Technology and Physics /Electronics respectively. A Dakkada ambassador, he is the founder of Project Development, Mkpat Enin.
Hon. Henry Isaiah Udofia
Former Majority Leader, Uruan Legislature, Hon. Henry Udofia was born on June 13, 1965. The former Councillor is married and holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) Degree in Political Science and Public Administration.
Israel Idaisin – INI
Born February 16,1968 in Ikot Udo Asan, Ini LGA. A consummate grassroots politician who has held various political positions including, Secretary, Ini Local Government Transition committee; Chairman, Forum of PDP Chapter Chairmen, Akwa Ibom State; The immediate past chairman, Ini Local Government Transition Committee. Idiasin holds a National Diploma from the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua.
He is married and blessed with children.
Prince Ubong Idiong – ORUK ANAM
Prince Ubong Bernard ldiong studied Sociology and Anthropology at University of Uyo and has worked in several establishment. He has served the State government by contributing to the development of the tourism industry. He is a Director of several companies.