- October 4, 2018
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: Akwa Ibom
A foremost gyneacologist and pioneer commissioner of health in Akwa Ibom State, Professor Asukwo Davis Ekanem, has emerged the flag bearer and governorship candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial election on the platform of Social Democratic Party -SDP.
Declaring him the winner, a National Officer of the Party Dr. Chucks Umaedi, who led team of National officers to conduct the election described Professor Ekanem as a seasonal administrator and a renowned technocrat who knows the problems of the state and how well to solve them, adding that he is an asset to the state.
Also speaking, The State Chairman of the party, Reverend Aniekan Obot, who thanked the National officers, delegates and all officers of the party, for electing professor Ekanem as their Flag bearer, expressed optimism that he has what it takes to rescue the state from the current hardship.
Responding, Professor Ekanem who appreciated the National officers, the delegates and party faithful for the confidence reposed on him, pledged to justify it when voted into office through the rehabilitation of the educational sector, resuscitation of the ailing health sector as well as resurrection of moribund industries in the state among other life touching projects.
It could be recalled that during Professor Ekanem’s tenure as Commissioner of health in the state, 40 health centers were built as well as the establishment of the Ibom Specialist Hospital, which is today, called the UNIUYO Teaching Hospital. High point of the event was the presentation of certificate of return to Professor Ekanem.