The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has picked Senator Akon Eyakenyi as the deputy governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State.
The SA to the governor on Research and documentary, Essien Ndueso in a statement on Wednesday in Uyo said the PDP Deputy Gubernatorial candidate screening committee (DGSC) led by Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo confirmed Senator Eyakenyi on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to Ndueso, Senator Akon Eyakenyi is currently representing Akwa Ibom South senatorial district in the Senate.
He stated that the deputy Governorship Candidate also visited the National Woman Leader of the Party, Professor Stella Attoe after the brief certification ceremony
“Senator Eyakenyi was certified when she appeared before the Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo led deputy Gubernatorial Candidate Screening committee (DGSC) at the National Secretariat of the party Wadata Plaza, in Abuja earlier on Wednesday.
“The choice of Pastor Umo Eno and Distinguished Senator Akon Eyakenyi is to say the least, the best gift from God to Akwa Ibom at this point, as both individuals are peaceable, humble, patriotic and God-fearing.
“Given their wealth of experience in public service, human management, as well as prudent management of resources, the duo of Pastor Umo Bassey Eno and Senator Akon Eyakenyi are expected to deliver on the Akwa Ibom mandate from May 29, 2023” he said.
Ndueso noted that, “among those who accompanied Akon Eyakenyi to the screening were, State PDP chairman, Elder Aniekan Akpan,, PDP senatorial candidate for Akwa Ibom NorthWest, Barr Emmanuel Enoidem, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Frank Archibong.
Others who were in the entourage of Eyakenyi for the deputy governorship screening were the Chief Whip of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Emmanuel Ekpenyong, Secretary of Maintain Peace Movement, Prince Enobong Uwah, PDP chieftain and businessman Engr. Uwem Okoko, Chairman of State Secondary Education Board, Ekaette Ebong Okon, and Eket senatorial district woman leader, Mrs Idara Ephraim Akpan.