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A former state House of Assembly member, Elder Aniekan Akpan has emerged the new chairman of Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party.

He emerged during a Special State Congress of the Party at the Nest of Champions,Uyo.

The state leader of the party, Governor Udom Emmanuel, accompanied by his wife Martha, led other delegates to the special Congress.

Aniekan Akpan hails from Ikot Oku Usung, Ukanafun Local Government Area, and is a retired professional teacher and school administrator.

His political profile commenced with his appointment as member, Caretaker Committee, National Republican Convention (NRC) – 1992

He served as Secretary, Ukanafun Local Government Council – 2000 – 2002, and was later elected executive Chairman, Ukanafun Local Government Council from 2008 – 2011.

He served as Member, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly from 2011 – 2015, before being appointed as the state Commissioner for Education in 2015.

Elder Akpan, an elder of Qua Iboe Church of Nigeria served as a Commissioner l, in the Local Government Service Commission from 2019 before he resigned few months ago to indicate interest in the party plum job.

As the 7th Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Elder Aniekan Akpan is expected to serve out the remain years of Obong Udo Ekpenyong’s tenure which was truncated following his as sudden death earlier this year.

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