Prince Ukpong Akpabio is set to contest for Essien Udim State Constituency seat in Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. He is contesting under the platform of PDP.
This is coming on the heels of incumbent rep, Nse Ntuen’s defection to APC with his political leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
Meanwhile, Coalition of Political Parties in Essien Udim (COPPIEU) has unanimously adopted Prince Ukpong Akpabio as sole candidate for Essien Udim State Constituency seat come 2019.
TheMail understands that Prince Akpabio aspired to contest for the same seat in 2015 but was asked by his cousin, then Governor Akpabio to step down for former Council Chairman, Nse Ntuen. He has refused to join his elder cousin, Senator Akpabio in defecting to APC, instead choosing to stay put in PDP and contest for the AKHA seat and equally support the incumbent governor for second term.
“Your Excellency, we are not going anywhere, we will stay and support you till 2023”, he said during International Youth Day Celebration at Ibom Hall Grounds, Uyo on Friday.
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