April 27, (THEWILL) – The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has sent his condolences to the family, people of Oron Federal Constituency and indeed the entire Oro nation on the demise of the Member Representing the Oron/Udung Uko/Okobo/Urueffong Oruko/Mbo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Honourable Nse Ekpenyong.
Ekpenyong, until his sudden demise on Saturday, April 23rd, was serving his second term in the House of Representatives.
He reportedly died in his sleep in Abuja.
In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary and Senior Special Assistant, Media, Ekerete Udoh on Tuesday and made available to THEWILL, Governor Emmanuel said he was “deeply saddened by the death of Rt. Hon. Ekpenyong.”
He described the late lawmaker as “a loyal party man, a consummate politician, bridge-builder and an effective voice who stood for what was proper, necessary and good for both the Oron Federal Constituency, the Oro Nation, the State and indeed the country.
“His death has robbed us of his sterling representation.
“On behalf of the Government and the good people of Akwa Ibom State, I extend our condolences to his family, the people of Oron Federal Constituency and indeed the Oro Nation in general.
“May God grant his soul perfect peace”, the Governor prayed.