Obong Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo, philanthropist and political leader of Ikono Local Government Area, has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives primary election for Ikono/INI Federal Constituency.
He defeated the incumbent National Assemblyman, Engr. Iboro Ekanem, and the incumbent State Assemblyman, Mr. Victor Udofia who participated in the primary held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
According to the results, Obong Ukpong-Udo scored 130 votes ahead of the serving member representing Ikono State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly who scored 94 votes, and the current member representing Ikono/INI in the House of Representatives who scored 9 votes.
Prior to the primary election, it was highly speculated and alleged to be controlled by Mr. Udofia, but Obong Ukpong-Udo swept the votes out of the people’s goodwill and love.
Obong Ukpong-Udo, who is currently pursuing his Doctorate Degree at Middlesex University, England, United Kingdom, holds a Master of Science Degree in Occupational and Environment Health and Safety Management from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Uyo.
According to his profile, he attended Presbyterian Primary School (PCN) Edem Urua/Itu Andem in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, and later the Prestigious Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) and Senior Secondary Certificate (SSCE) respectively.
To fulfill his aspiration of becoming an Oil / Gas Engineer, he has attended several other institutions and reached the apex of the academic hierarchy, a feat that has deciphered him in his career.
Some of the institution and courses attended include Rapid Results College, London (NEBOSH); University of Leeds, United Kingdom (Fire and Explosion Engineering), and University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (Process Safety and Loss Prevention Engineering).