- Akwa Ibom state is still mourning the demise of Obong Udo Ekpenyong
- The south-south zone of the Peoples Democratic Party has joined in paying homage to the deceased
- Ekpeyong was the chairman of the party in Akwa Ibom state before his demise
The south-south zone of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led by its national vice-chairman, Chief Dan Obih, visited the Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel on Friday, January 29 to sympathise with him on the death of the state PDP chairman, Late Obong Udo Ekpenyong.
Recounting the loss of the state party chairman, Governor Emmanuel described the late Obong Udo Ekpenyong as an embodiment of peace, humility, loyalty, and commitment who sacrificed his all for the growth of PDP.
According to Governor Emmanuel, Ekpenyong would be remembered for his sterling qualities and dexterity in handling the affairs of the party, regretting that his untimely exit would create a vacuum difficult to fill.
“He was an embodiment of loyalty and commitment, in fact when we call him we refer to him as Obong Udo Loyalty Ekpenyong. You don’t tell someone come and trust me, you earn trust, Udo Ekpenyong earned the trust of so many of us.”
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Chief Dan Obih, in a condolence message expressed grief over the death of Ekpenyong, describing his passage as unfortunate and a big loss to the party, by extension, people of the state.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ekpenyong died from COVID-19 complications on Monday, January 18.
Ekpenyong, a strong ally of Governor Udom Emmanuel was elected as the state PDP chairman back in 2020.
Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has commiserated with Governor Emmanuel over the death of Ekpenyong during a visit to Government House, Uyo.
The Rivers state governor described the death of the PDP chieftain as a grave loss not just to Akwa Ibom state but the entire south-south region.