In less than seventy two hours after Hon. Abasiama Etukakpan, the estranged Vice Chairman of Oruk Anam Local Government Area, was served with notice of impeachment by the Oruk Anam Legislative Council, the Executive Chairman, Oruk Anam Local Government Area, Hon. (Dr.) Kingsley Frank has today, 26th March, 2021 sworn-in Hon Goodness Etiutom Ediene as the new vice Chairman of the council.
Performing the swearing-in ceremony in his office, the Chairman urged Hon. Goodness Etiutom Ediene to carry out his duty with utmost diligence and commitment, noting that the Vice Chairman has a critical role to play in his administration’s success.
The State Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Harrison Ekpo who represented His Excellency,The Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel at the swearing-in ceremony congratulated the newly sworn-in Vice Chairman and urged him to discharge his duties without following an ostrich policy of ignorance.
In his acceptance speech , Hon. Etiutom Ediene expressed his gratitude to God and thanked His Excellency, Mr Udom Emmanuel and his dear wife for finding him worthy to be part of the completion agenda team.
He also thanked the Executive Chairman of the Oruk Anam Local Government Area , Hon Kingsley Frank, , SSA to Governor on Inter-Ministerial and Direct Labour , Hon Sampson Idiong and Hon. Prince Ikim for the privilege to serve as Vice Chairman and pledged his full commitment towards effective service delivery.
Until his appointment as Vice Chairman of the Council, Hon. Goodness Etiutom Ediene was a serving treasurer in Peoples Democratic party, Oruk Anam chapter and immediate past supervisor for Culture and Tourism.
Dignitaries at the event were ; Leader of Oruk Anam Legislative council, Rt. Hon (Eld) Sunday Festus Akpan,Council secretary, Hon. Emmanuel Enang amongst other.