Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State in no distant time will relieve six commissioners in his cabinet including Pastor Umo Eno, his preferred successor in 2023 of their duties.
This was even as the governor has already sent the names of their replacement from their respective local government areas to the state House of Assembly.
From the letter sent by the governor to the House, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Glory Edet, who is nursing a political ambition to represent Ini/Ikono Federal Constituency at the National Assembly will be replaced by Offiong Offor from Ini LGA.
Dr. Edet, had served since the administration of Godswill Akpabio and currently the Dean of Commissioners in Udom’s administration.
List of Commissioner nominees received by the state House of Assembly from Governor Udom Emmanuel are Engr Cammillus Essien Imoh from Essien Udim, who will replace Prince Akpabio, Commissioner for Trade and Investment.
Prince, who hails from Essien Udim is a cousin to former Governor of the state, Senator Godswill Akpabio and is reported to be going for the assembly seat for Essien Udim State constituency.
Dr. Bassey Okon from Itu, will replace Akan Okon, former Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Sea, who resigned last week from the state executive council to pursue his governorship ambition.
Enefiok Isaac, a nominee from Ikot Ekpene is to take the place of Pastor Sunny Ibout, who resigned last week to join the campaign organisation of Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, christened as Akwa ubok Abasi.
Iniobong Ekong from Nsit Ubium, is currently Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters and is expected to take the position of Pastor Umo Eno, who hails from the same clan.
Mr. Bob Almond Emem from Onna, the governor’s home local government area is a replacement for Engr. Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, a senatorial aspirant and immediate past Chief of Staff to Emmanuel, who was sacked by the governor few weeks ago.
In his remarks while receiving the list of the six nominees for appointment into the State Executive Council, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, referred the list to the House Committee on Judiciary, Justice, Human Rights and Public Petitions for further legislative action.