LAGOS – Members of the Akwa Ibom State Community (AKISCOM) in Lagos convened on Saturday, November 18, 2023, to elect their new leadership.
In a transparent and credible voting process witnessed by election observers and agents, Chief Edet Ambang, PhD, emerged as the President-elect.
He secured 155 votes, surpassing his closest rival, Pastor Emmanuel Joseph, who garnered 137 votes. The remaining contestants received 26 and 8 votes respectively.
Expressing gratitude upon his victory, Chief Ambang emphasized his commitment to the Pro-WES Agenda, focused on Projects, Welfare, Empowerment, and Scholarship for the community’s betterment.
He assured members of his dedication to implementing impactful initiatives and fostering the general well-being of the community.
Acknowledging the end of the campaign season, Chief Ambang pledged to collaborate with fellow contestants, leveraging their expertise for the community’s progress.
He also expressed his readiness to align with the A-r-i-s-e Agenda of Pastor Umo Eno, aiming to extend the developmental benefits from the Akwa Ibom State Government to Akwa Ibomites in Lagos and neighboring areas.
The newly elected officers, including Barr. Silas Udoh, Mr. Ubon Charles Akpan, Mrs. Stella Enyong, Evangelist Mfon Emeh, Mrs. Mercy Tom, and others, were announced to administer various roles within the community.
Notably, Pastor Emmanuel Joseph, demonstrating sportsmanship, gracefully accepted defeat and congratulated Chief Ambang, setting a tone of unity and cooperation among contestants.
Both winners and runners-up in the elections expressed gratitude to their supporters and pledged to work harmoniously for the community’s advancement.