NLNG Corporate Teamwork banner First bank FinTech summit Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Etim, Ibokessien, other PDP stalwarts shun APC

By News Express on 12/03/2017

Gmail icon

Views: 2,125

•Akwa Ibom PDP Leader, Governor Udom Emmanuel.
•Akwa Ibom PDP Leader, Governor Udom Emmanuel.

Attempts by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State to make a bold statement in Ikot Ekpene has hit the rocks, following the inability of the party to pull significant political heavyweights in the area into its fold. 

It was gathered that despite several mouth watering offers allegedly masterminded by the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere,  former commissioners, Don Etim, Etido Inyang and former two-term lawmaker, Nsikak Ekong, and Senator Emmanuel Ibokessien have held sway as leaders of over 150,000 unrepentant Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in Ikot Ekpene area of the state.

Mr. Ekere, who is believed to have his eyes set on the 2019 elections, was said to have been disappointed when none of the bigwigs he approached gave him a listening ear, despite his juicy offers. Recently, Mr Ekere had allegedly used the same carrots approach to lure Barr Bassey Dan Abia Jr. to APC, after promising him appointment as his legal adviser in the NDDC.

It was learnt that the PDP chieftains despite not holding any political office, rejected the baits on the premise that APC has not fared well at the national level and should bother more about rescuing the national economy from recession and improving the quality of life of Nigerians.

A PDP member in Ikot Ekepne said: “We are all in active support of PDP, our governor Udom Emmanuel and Senator Akpabio.” He thanked Governor Emmanuel for re-commencing the Uyo – Ikot Ekpene dual carriageway as well as executing and commissioning an emergency Infectious Hospital in the area.

  

Source News Express

Posted 12/03/2017 9:31:47 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Senate postpones screening of Amaechi as minister

Hunters seek fortification in Adamawa

Uche Ogah and the flip-side of ambition, By...

Man dies trying to rescue drowning pig

Benue youths allege plot to assassinate Ortom

Is the end near? Doomsday Clock says we’re...

Nigeria 3rd most terrorised country in the world:...

FG to shut down 66 illegal universities, 68...

Busola vs Biodun: Engaging the real issues in...

Soldiers’ union calls for the removal of South...

LMC optimistic of good outing by Eagles as...

We’re not absorbing pioneer N-Power volunteers into civil...

 

Latest News FG to partner innovative companies on the national cooperative housing scheme Kwara explains temporary cut in water supply Onitsha Fire: Time for govt to rev up its rapid response strategy — CLO Court fixes Nov. 4 for hearing of Lokpobiri’s suit challenging Bayelsa APC guber primary No fresh appointment has been made by Abia Poly Management — Rector Oshiomhole's man threatens suicide Border closure: Smugglers devise fresh tactics 20 wounded, many feared dead in wedding blast CAN blasts MURIC for allegedly associating Christ with kidnapping Fed Poly expels 66 students for alleged exam malpractice Troops capture cache of arms/equipment of terrorists, arrest logistics supplier Border closure: Used vehicles flood Apapa port

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (551,541 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (447,603 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (395,209 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (330,912 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (299,166 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (265,092 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (256,195 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (253,529 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (235,023 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (221,197 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (198,685 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (195,885 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (105) Business & Economy (4,498) Business Verdict (85) Columnists (1,130) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (218) Entertainment (691) Features (833) Global Business Monitor (467) ICT Monitor (66) International (4,088) Interview (204) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (174) Maggie's Blog (452) News (52,794) Opinion (1,398) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,583) Religion (1,111) Sports (2,196) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera