With barely four month’s to the end of the tenure of the current Local Government administration in Akwa Ibom State, the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, have constituted the Planning Committee for Local Government Elections, to prepare for the elections.
In a Press Statement signed by the State Caretaker Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Comrade Ini Ememobong, made available to newsmen, the PDP said, the Planning Committee was set up,
pending when the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission will announce the election timetable.
The Committee, which according to the Press Statement is approved by the State Working Committee of the PDP has the Member representing Eket Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Pat Ifon as the Chairman and the Executive Chairman of Uyo Capital City Development Aithourity, Otuekong Prince Enobong Uwah as Member.
Other Members of the LG Elections Planning Committee include, Rt. Hon. Alice Ekpenyong, Engr. Uwem Okoko, Mrs Mmeme Akpabio and Hon. Saturday Akpan, while the Honourable Commissioner for Trade and Investments, Prince Ukpong Akpabio is to serve as Secretary.
The Press Statement further added that, the duo of the State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the PDP Obong Paul Ekpo and the Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Udo Ekpenyong are to serve as Advisers to the Committee.
The PDP said the setting up of the Committee is consistent with the characteristic proactivity of the Party, adding that, the terms of reference of the committee will be made available to them.