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Tuesday, August 25, 2020


...assures good governance, Peace & Development. 

By - Jerryz Edoho, Uyo

The incumbent Chairman of Esit Eket Local Government Area, Mr. Iniobong Robson, has won the Chairmanship ticket of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in the just concluded PDP Local Government Chairmanship Primaries.

Iniobong Robson, who is the current ALGON Chairman in the state won during a peaceful Local government congress, held at the Uyo Township Stadium with 239 votes defeating Mr. Eseme Udi, who scored only Four votes.

The congress, which was conducted in strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocol and monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), AKISIEC and the Press as observers had in attendance, the State Commissioner Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Frank Archibong, State Legal adviser of the Party, Barr. Akpadiaha Ebitu, Chairman, Governing Board, Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha Nsit, Barr. Bassey Dan-Abia jnr, State Organising Secretary 11 of the PDP, Hon. Enobong Harry and other members of the National Assembly from the State, Chief whip of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emmauel Bassey Ekpeyong, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko, Member Representing Ibesikpo Asutan State Constiuency at the State House of Assembly and other party bigwigs who were delegates from various LGAs.

Voting commenced immediately after a peaceful accreditation of delegates, which was conducted by the Congresses Coordinating Committee and the State Secretariat of the Party headed by Rt. Hon. Udo Ekpeyong. 

Robson, who had Mr Udi as the only contestant challenging him in the party's Primaries for the Chairmanship ticket, scored 239 votes and was declared winner of the PDP primaries for Esit Eket LGA  by the Congresses Coordinating Committee.

Speaking with news men at the venue of the primary, Mr. Robson, said his emergence reflects  the decision of the entire poeple of Esit Eket. He commended the Congresses Coordinating Committee for conducting free, fair and transparent Primaries. 

Robson, while reiterating his commitment to the peaceful coexistence, unity and development in Esit Eket, thanked delegates for supporting him to emerge victorious, even as he appealed for their continued support during  general election.

Chapter Chairman of PDP in Esit Eket, Hon. Elder Eddy Etangkanga, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Project monitoring and Special Assistant to the Governor on Project Monitoring, Pst. Isiah Abia, said "Iniobong Robson is the credible and capable to lead the LGA and sustain its present state of socio-economic and Infrastructural development".

The agent for Iniobong Robson, Prince Enobong Asubop and that of Eseme Udi, Mr. Godwin Effiong, all  affirmed to the Congresses Coordinating Committee result which declared Iniobong Robson winner.

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