Yesterday, the National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-South Zone, was at the Government House, Uyo, to condole with the leader of the PDP in Akwa Ibom and Governor of the State, His Excellency, Mr Udom Emmanuel, on the demise of the State Chairman of the Party, late Obong (Hon.) Udo Ekpenyong.
The delegation was led by the PDP National Vice Chairman, South South, Chief Dan Osi Orbih.
Addressing the Governor, Chief Dan Osi Orbih noted that the PDP family, especially in the South-South, and indeed Nigeria, has lost a strong pillar of the party with the passing of late Obong Udo Ekpenyong.
Chief Orbih said that within his short stay in office, late Udo Ekpenyong was already interfacing with the Zonal Secretariat of the Party and making robust suggestions on how to multiply the gains of the PDP in the region.
Chief Orbih told Governor Emmanuel that the PDP will continue to remember the late State Chairman for his result-oriented contributions which were critical to the advancement of the south south region.
He prayed God to grant the dearly departed eternal rest and those whom he left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.