LG Polls: Midim Clan Agitates For Zoning of Abak Chairmanship
Ahead of the 2020 Local Government Polls in Akwa Ibom State, a socio-cultural and political group, Ujo Mkparawa Afe Midim Clan (UMAM), has called on political parties fielding candidates for the forthcoming election to respect existing zoning formula in the area by allowing Midim Clan to produce the next Chairman of Abak Local Government Council.
The Group revealed that since 1999, when Midim Clan produced an elected Chairman of Abak LGA, Barr. Paul Ubom, the Clan has been waiting patiently for 21 years, to produce another elected
In a statement jointly signed by its International President, Adede Emmanuel Edem and nine other political stalwarts from the Clan, the group pointed out that Midim Clan is duly favoured by the zoning system to produce the next Chairman of Abak LGA.
“The Ujo Mkparawa Afe Midim Clan is one of the strongest sociocultural and political Organizations in Abak L.G.A. The Organization is appealing to the Peoples Democratic Party and the Elders of the Party to consider their stand in the zoning system of the Area.
“As a matter of fact, the zoning has duly favoured the people of Midim to produce the elected Chairman for Abak L.G.A. In 1999, Midim Clan took a turn which Hon. Barr. Paul Ubom was the Chairman. And thereafter was the turn of Abak Clan of which Dr. Innocent Idiong was elected.
“Thereafter, the zoning favoured Otoro Clan which Hon. Aniedi Abasi Udo Odok was elected as the Chairman of Abak L.G.A. He (Udo Odok), after finishing his tenure
handed over the seat to Hon. Joseph Ikpaisong Inyang from Ediene Clan. Hon. Barr. (Elder) Imo William took over the elected position from Hon. Joseph Ikpaisong and he is serving till date”, part of statement read.
While calling on aspirants for the Chairman seat from other Clans to cancel their ambitions, the Group appealed to the people of Abak to consider the patience of the Clan and support the area to produce the next Chairman of Abak.
The group used the opportunity to thank Governor Udom Emmanuel for his fairness in governance and further showered encomiums on the State Chief Executive for appointing their sons, Mr Akan Ben and Elder Isidore Archibong, as his Aides, for the first time in the history of the state.