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Again! Fresh Crisis looms in Etim Ekpo over Chairmanship Election




Leader of Ex-Militants “Overcomer” urge Etim Ekpo Political Leaders to Support Zoning System For peace to continue in the area.

Following a general meeting of Utut Annang youths held on 5th July, 2020 at Primary School, Uruk Ata II in Etim Ekpo LGA. The people of Utut Annang Clan in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area cry bitterly in a loud voice to the political Elders/leaders of Etim Ekpo to consider their Clan on Chairmanship position.

The Leader of the entire youths of the clan (Utut Annang) speak extensively concerning the Chairmanship position which has been zoned to Utut Annang clan in an enlarged meeting by the Elders of Etim Ekpo of which most of the political stalwarts were in attendance such as the PDP National Legal Adviser, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, Late Chief A.S. Akpan (Apex), Rt. Hon. Mfon Idung, Rt. Hon. Uduot Jack, Rt. Hon. Nse Ekanem, Hon. Udeme Eduo, Barr Mbetobong Okpongette, Hon. Ekpuk Eshiet, etc.

They further stressed that Etim Ekpo LGA is made up of five(5) clans which Utut Annang is one of the clans. They kicked against someone from another clan coming to thwart the zoning system in Etim Ekpo.

Zoning is for peace and we stand for peace as such everything that cause unrest in the area should be avoided.

It is the turn of Utut Annang to produce Chairman of Etim Ekpo at the expiration of this administration Dec, 2020.

They added that, they cannot fold their hands and watch someone taking their turn anymore. Affliction cannot come the second time.

They are appealing to the Elders of Etim Ekpo LGA to call a spade a spade. And also maintain the zoning arrangement of the area for the sake of peace, equity and justice. As injustice to one is injustice to all.

According to them, from the inception of democracy in 1999, the Chairmanship zoning position in Etim Ekpo LGA is as follows:

1. Barr. Chris Okorie, 1999- 2002, = 3 years
2. Hon. Udeme Eduo, 2016- till date, = 5 years
Obong Clan = 8 years

1. Hon. Mfon Idung, 2004- 2007 = 3 years
Uruk Clan = 3 years

1. Barr. Ikpe Udoaka, 2008- 2011 = 3 years
Utu Clan = 3 years

1. Hon. Uduot Jack, 2012- 2015 = 3 years
Ikono Clan = 3 years


From the above analysis, Obong Clan has eight (8) years in office as the Executive Chairman and Hon. Udeme Eduo is the longest serving LG Chairman as at instant.

Utut Annang Clan has zero (0). They are unfairly treated and highly marginalized. Utut Annang is a clan in Etim Ekpo with traditional institutions. The people are not left out in carrying out their civic responsibilities. They are the custodian of the boundaries between our sister states.

Utut Annang people are peace loving and they hesitate anything that can push them into crises. That is why they are appealing to our leaders to rise up and address the injustice as affliction cannot come the second time.

Let our cry be your cry, they said..


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