…reaffirm Confidence in Ibritam’s Political Leadership 

By Our Correspondent

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ukanafun Local Government Area have congratulated the President-elect; His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at the Presidential poll. The APC Stakeholders who stated this in a communiqué issued at their meetings held separately on 28th April, 1st and 6th May, 2023, also congratulated the Senator-elect for Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial District; His Excellency, Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio CON on his victory, stressing that they were in full support of his Senate Presidency aspiration.

The Stakeholders, in the Communiqué also congratulated the State Chairman of the APC; Obong Stephen Ntukekpo on the victories of three National Assembly Members-elect and passed a Vote of Confidence on Obong (Barr.) Freedom Ibritam as the APC Political Leader in Ukanafun.

The Communiqué read thus in full “At the meeting of Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ukanafun Local Government Area held separately on 28th April, 2023, 1st May, 2023 and 6th May, 2023, the Stakeholders resolved and hereby issue the following communiqué:

“The APC Stakeholders congratulated the President-elect and Vice President-elect; Their Excellencies, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Sen. Ibrahim Shettima, respectively on their overwhelming victory at the Presidential election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the 25th February, 2023, and wished them a successful and peaceful inauguration, come May 29, 2023.

“The APC Stakeholders also congratulated the Senator-elect for Akwa Ibom Northwest (Ikot Ekpene) Senatorial District; His Excellency, Distinguished Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON on his well-deserved and landslide victory at the polls conducted by INEC on the 25th February, 2023.

“The Stakeholders also threw their weight behind Sen Akpabio’s ambition to emerge as Senate President, expressing their confidence that as a former Commissioner, former Governor, former Senate Minority Leader and former Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Senator-elect has all the requisite experience to lead the 10th National Assembly.

“The Ukanafun APC Stakeholders also felicitated with the Akwa Ibom State Chairman of the APC; Obong Stephen Ntukekpo over the victories of three (3) National Assembly candidates of the Party at the just-concluded elections: first time in the history of the APC in the state. 

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“While stressing their strong belief that more victories shall be recorded, and stolen mandates recovered for the party through the numerous pending cases before the Election Petitions Tribunals sitting in the state, the Ukanafun APC Stakeholders also passed a Vote of confidence on the State Executive Committee of the Party ably led by Obong Ntukekpo. The Stakeholders predicated their confidence on the fact that with the victories recorded by the Ntukekpo-led State Exco at the just-concluded polls, chances of the APC taking over the reigns of the state are high.

“The Stakeholders passed a Vote of Confidence on the APC Political Leader in Ukanafun Local Government Area; Obong (Barr) Freedom Ibritam, noting that his emergence as the Party’s Political Leader has brought direction and proper coordination of the APC in Ukanafun and therefore urged him to continue his good work.

“The Stakeholders urged the Political Leader; Obong (Barr) Ibritam to use his good offices to impress upon the the Chapter Chairman of APC in Ukanafun; Mr. Akaninyene Ukpanah to convene an enlarged meeting of the Party for the purposes of addressing the various issues such as Court case which arose from nonpayment of rent, finances, etc.

“The Ukanafun APC Stakeholders, while thanking God for protecting all the party members throughout the 2023 electioneering campaigns and elections proper, also assured all faithful of the APC in the area that the Party is waxing stronger and highly expectant of unprecedented democratic dividends as their son; His Excellency, Distinguished Sen. Godswill Akpabio will be sworn-in, not just as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but by the grace of God, as President of the Senate”

“In attendance were:

Obong Barr. Freedom Ibritam  – Leader Ukanafun APC 

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Akaninyene Ukpana 

Charles Udokwere 

Friday Otongaran 

Uduak Okpuk 

Nsikak Friday Peter 

Hon. Friday Ruben 

Hon. Udeme Ibekwek 

Hon. Godspowere Okongko 

Hon. Ofonmbuk Anwankwo 

Nyeneime Etim Ekanem 

Rev.  Mfon Jack 

Jenifer Uduak 

Mercy Ikott 

Aniekan Ekpatisang 

Israel Ibritam 

Joseph Paul

Ufok Ukpanah 

Udeme Ibanga Udoinyang  

Blessing Nseobong 

Ifiok Okroworo 

Udim Etukudo 

Ekeno Friday Ben 

Stanley Sunday Peter 


Ufok Nkoko  – Chairman 

Enobong Nkoko  – Secretary 

Imeh Monday Akpan  – Elder 

Itohowo Okon  – Elder 

Monday Tom Kasor  – Elder

Frank Ndak  – Elder

Love Ibekwe  – Women Leader 

Otobong Jeremiah  – Youth Leader

Mrs. Imeh Monday  – Treasurer 

John Monday Marcus  – Ward Chairman 

Idorenyin Willie  – Publicity Secretary 

Friday Ezekiel  – Youth Leader

Inem Sunday Udoka  – Women Leader

Monday Joshua Harry  – Vice Chairman 

Ekom Monday Umanah  – Mobilizing Secretary 

Akaniyene Sunday Inua  – Secretary 

Monday Sampson Ishiuku – Elder 

Etimbuk Umana  – Elder

Nyinene Etim Ekanem  – Elder

Nkereuwem Akpakpan  – Ward Chairman 

Anietie Dickson  – Secretary

Iboro Sunday Charlie – Youth Leader   

Imaobong Etuk Udoidiong  – Women Leader 

Emmanuel Udomisor  – Elder

Pastor Richard  – Elder

Uffot Udoudo  – Elder

Apostle Michael Jonah  – Elder

Emmanuel Sunday Udo – Elder

Emmanuel Sunday Nnah  – Ward Chairman 

Uyime Michael Unanam  – Youth Leader 

Promise Ime Sunday  – Women Leader 

Nkereabasi Ben Ekanam  – Secretary 

Saturday Johnny Udo – Treasurer 

Elder Utip Ibanga  – Elder

Ezekiel Jumbo Eshiet  – Elder

Mr. Eyo Ben – Elder

Aniefiok Thompson Akpan   – Elder

Ubong Daniel Udo – Elder

Kufre Sunday Udosoro  – Elder

Friday Effiong Abattai  – Ward Chairman

Wisdom Isaiah Udo  – Women Leader 

Edidiong Sunday Ukpong  – Women Leader 

Aniebiet Okokon    – Elder 

Elder Ephraim M. Obot – Elder  

Eseme Sunday Jumbo  – Elder 

Isaiah Titus  – Youth Leader 

David Ime John  – Elder 

Ufok Roek Ukpanah  – Elder

Israel Abraham Akpan  – Elder

Aniefiok Abraham Akpaneyen – Elder

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Otobong Dickson Akpan  – Ward Secretary 

Ekerette Nathaniel Udoemah  – Elder

Nsidibe Okon Akpan  – Elder

Wisdom I. Udo  – Elder

Ime Sunday Udom  – Ward Chairman 

Ufokobong Iniobong Noah  – Elder

Kingsley Sunday Jack  – Youth Leader 

Alice Bassey Edet  – Women Leader 

Aniekan Friday  – Elder

Kufre Lazarus Essien  – Elder

Godwin Sunday Paul  – Elder

Akpongette Udoudo Akpan  – Elder

Godwin Janah Amos  – Elder

Ime U. Ekong  – Elder

Unyime Saturday Uborio  – Women Leader  

Umoette Mark Umoh  – Youth Leader 

Ufonison Imeobong  – Elder 

Emem Etimbuk Usoro  – Youth Leader 

Nseobong Ezekiel Udo  – Elder 

Nseobong Sunday Effiong  – Elder

Ndifreke Joseph Etuk  – Ward Chairman 

Sunday Isonguyo Akpan  – Vice Chairman 

Utenge Monday Mark  – Secretary 

Utenge Monday Mark  – Women Leader 

Bokime Friday Udoessien  – Youth Leader 

Kufre Sunday Idiang  – Treasurer 

Uwem Mfon Sam  – Elder

Nsikan Udeme Akpan  – Elder

Lucky Jeremiah Ikono  – Elder

Mfon Emmanson Akpan  – Ward Chairman 

Oscar Udo Josiah  – Secretary 

Christian Friday Archibong  – Youth Leader 

Udo Emmanson Idong  – Elder 

Friday George Akpan  – Elder

Bernard Udo Usoro  – Elder

Aniekan Udoudo Ikpo – Elder

Etim Dickson  – Elder

Asuqbiat Ezekiel Obot  – Ward Chairman 

Patience Sabbath Sam  – Women Leader 

Okon Williamson Akpan  – Secretary 

Christian Ime Jackson  – Youth Leader 

Isong Tom Usung  – Elder

Reuben Sam Akpan  – Elder

Aniekan Akpadiaha Ukpong – Elder

Nseobong Dickson Akpan   – Elder

Anietie John Akpan  – Elder

Monday Jimmy Abraham  – Ward Chairman 

Nko Isaac  – Women Leader 

Emaeyak Friday Abbra  – Secretary 

Ikpoto Udoh – Elder

PST. Lucky Ido Jack  – Elder

Godswill Amos  – Elder

Imoh Daniel Ikpe  – Elder

Iboro Evans Okosi  – Elder

Aniebiet Effiong Udoudo  – Elder (ward 4)

Eseme Ibang  – Elder (ward 9)

Ubokobong Uduworen  – State Exco (ward 7)


ette John Ekerette  – Elder (ward 2)

Otuekong Friday Mbanga – Youth Leader (11)”

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