Ita Enang

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Ita Solomon Enang
Federal Representative
In office
May 1999 – May 2011
Constituency Ibiono Ibom (Akwa Ibom)
National Senator
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2011
Preceded by Effiong Dickson Bob
Constituency Akwa Ibom North East
Personal details
Born (1962-08-23) 23 August 1962 (age 52)
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Occupation Lawyer
Website http://www.itaenanglaw.com/

Ita Solomon Enang (born 23 August 1962) is a Nigerian politician who represented the Itu and Ibiono Ibom Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2011. He was elected Senator for the Uyo (North East) Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom in the 2011 Federal elections.

Background[edit]

Ita Solomon Enang was born on 23 August 1962.[1] He attended the Presbyterian Teachers Training College, Ididep, Akwa Ibom State (1974-1979). He was admitted to the University of Calabar, Calabar in 1980 where he read Law, graduating in 1984. He went on to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985. He then entered private practice with his own law firm.[2]

Political career[edit]

Enang became a councilor in 1987, and a member of the Akwa Ibom State house of assembly in 1992. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1999.[3] He served three terms as a member of the House of Representatives.[4] His election to represent the Ibiono Ibom/Itu Federal Constituency in April 2007 was nullified in December 2007 by an Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo.[5] He was eventually reelected on 20 January 2010.[1]

Enang worked toward abolition of the onshore/offshore dichotomy, ensuring that his state of Akwa Ibom became the highest earner of oil revenue in the country.[6] As the federal representative for Itu/Ibiono, Enang was appointed Chairman of the House Committee on Business and Rules.[7]

Running in April 2011 for the Senate seat of Uyo (North east) Akwa Ibom on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform, Enang won with 160,942 votes. The runner up was Nsima Edem Umoh of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with 121,965 votes.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HON. ITA SOLOMON JAMES ENANG". The House of Representatives. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  2. ^ "My Profile". Ita Solomon Enang. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  3. ^ Olufemi Soneye. "Hon. Enang Ita Solomon". African Searchlight. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  4. ^ Chukwu David (19 February 2011). "Executive Must Respect Acts of Parliament -Ita Enang". Daily Champion. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  5. ^ Okon Bassey (17 December 2007). "Nullifies Ita Enang's Election". ThisDay. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  6. ^ "Ita Enang States why he wants the Senate". Century Newsfornt. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  7. ^ "Atiku Is Not A Threat To Unity In PDP- Ita Enang". The Nigerian Voice. 2 Dec 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  8. ^ "AKWA-IBOM HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTION: PDP Wins 25 Out Of 26 Seats". PM News. Apr 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-03.