By Agnes Nsikak

Members of Akwa Ibom State Community (AKISCOM), Lagos, on Saturday, November 18th, 2023 elected Chief Edet Ambang, PhD as the President elect of the community. Other new set of leaders to administer the affairs of the Community for the next three years were also duly elected and their respective positions announced.

Their election was done in a transparent, fair and credible voting and collation process conducted in the presence of the election observers and agents, who duly signed the results sheets.

Chief Ambang, a multi sectoral entrepreneur of repute, pulled 155 votes to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Emmanuel Joseph, who pulled 137 votes and two other contestants, who polled 26 and 8 votes respectively.

The President-elect, in his acceptance speech after the announcement of results and being declared the winner, assured members of his commitment to the implementation his Pro-WES Agenda to create an appreciable impact in the community and ensure general well-being of members.

He thanked members for the confidence reposed in him to lead AKISCOM Lagos and called for their support and cooperation to achieve his lofty development plans as encapsulated in his Pro-WES Agenda which represents, Projects, Welfare, Empowerment and Scholarship.

While stressing that campaigns are over and it was time for governance, Chief Ambang assured members that he would embrace his fellow contestants and harness their knowledge and areas of strength in the overall interest of the Community and members.

When later contacted, Dr. Ambang emphasized his willingness to key into the A-r-i-s-e Agenda of His Excellency, Pastor Umo Eno very productively with a view to ensuring that Akwa Ibomites in Lagos and its environs also benefit from the laudable development plans orchestrated by the Akwa Ibom State Government.

Chief Ambang is the outgoing President of Oron Union, Lagos. He has so far served the union very productively with verifiable records of commendable achievements.

Other officers duly elected and declared winners include Barr. Silas Udoh as Vice-President 1; Mr Ubon Charles Akpan, Vice-President 2; Mrs Stella Enyong as General Secretary; Evangelist Mfon Emeh as Treasurer and Mrs. Mercy Tom as Financial Secretary.

Others are; Evangelist Odudu Arthur as the Assistant Secretary 1, Elder Ofonmbuk Inyang, Assistant Secretary 2, Mrs. Mfon Ibanga, Assistant Financial Secretary, Mrs. Gloria Udanang as Social Secretary, Comrade Promise Udofia Assistant Social Secretary, Ambassador Marshall Udoh, Chief Welfare Officer, Mr. Linus Essien, Public Relations Officer, Deacon Aniekan Ukpe, Internal Auditor and Mr. MfonAbasi Asuquo as Provost, while the post of Legal Adviser will be filled by the new Executives.

Meanwhile, following announcement of the results, Pastor Emmanuel Joseph immediately conceded the defeat and displayed a high spirit of sportsmanship by embracing and congratulating Chief Ambang, just like the other two presidential candidates in that category.
However, both winners and losers of other positions have appreciated their supporters for standing by them before and during the elections.


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