A foremost traditional institution in Ikot Ekpene senatorial district,
Afe Annang, has adopted the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Udom Emmanuel, as the sole candidate for the 2015 governorship election in
the state. Speaking in Ikot Ekpene during the consultation visit of Emmanuel to
Afe Nkuku Annang, the President and Itai Afe Annang, Okuku Pius Eside,
said Afe Annang-in-council after due consideration and assessment of all the aspirants who have visited the Afe, have adopted Udom G. Emmanuel as the sole candidate for the election. Eside stated that he refused to personally receive other aspirants because he did not hear from God as the right persons for the governorship position in 2015 but that he had to personally come out to receive Udom because God had revealed to him that he was the ordained.
He said when he asked God why he chose Emmanuel, he was told that there is something in Udom that would make him empower the people of Akwa Ibom and lift the state to a higher pedestal which will cause rejoicing among the people and the days of suffering will be over totally.