The state leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom has further announced its position on the zoning arrangement of House of Representatives seats in all 10 Federal Constituencies of the state.
In a sequel release by the State Chairman of the party, Rt Hon. (Elder) Aniekan Akpan, on Friday, April 22, the party in what follows the resolution of stakeholders in the various federal constituencies, made known the zoning slots as agreed by stakeholders.
According to the release, “the State Working Committee of the Party at the meeting after a painstaking session of mining the dominant opinions and submissions by elders, stakeholders and members of the party during the just concluded PDP Federal Constituency Tour”, decided that the House of Representatives seats be zoned to reflect the positions of the stakeholders and members of the party.
As announced by the state Chairman, the House of Reps seat for Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika is zoned to Abak LGA, Ukanafun/Oruk Anam seat is zoned to Ukanafun LGA, while Ikot Abasi/Mkpat Enin/Eastern Obolo reps seat is zoned to Ikot Abasi LGA.
Similarly, Ibeno LGA is to take the House of Reps slot of Eket Federal Constituency, Nsit Atai together with Ibesikpo Asutan LGA have the joint slot to produce the party’s House of Reps flag bearer, while Obot Akara LGA is honoured to produce the PDP House of Reps candidate for Ikot Ekpene Federal Constituency.
Further, the release announced that Itu/Ibiono Ibom seat is zoned to Ibiono Ibom LGA, Oron Federal Constituency seat is zoned to Oron together with Udung Uko LGAs, Ikono/INI seat zoned to INI LGA and Etinan LGA to produce the candidate for Etinan Federal Constituency.
Meanwhile, stakeholders, members of the party, and the generality of Akwa Ibomites have been commended for the continued support for the party, reassuring that PDP in Akwa Ibom will continue to entrench internal democracy as well give Akwa Ibom more people excellent leaders.