Nsima Ekere

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Nsima Udo Ekere
MD/CEO Niger Delta Development Commission
Assumed office
November 2016
Personal details
Born (1965-05-29) 29 May 1965 (age 53)
Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Political partyAll Progressives Congress

Nsima Udo Ekere (born 29 May 1965) is the current Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the All Progressives Congress Governorship Candidate for Akwa Ibom State for the 2019 election.

Early life and family[edit]

Nsima Ekere is a native of Ikot Oboroenyin, Edemaya Clan Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He is married to Ese Nsima Ekere and has children.[1]

Career[edit]

He has chaired the Akwa Ibom State Emergency Management Agency[2]and simultaneously as Chairman of Ibom Power Company, the independent power generating company owned by Akwa Ibom State.[3]

Entry into APC[edit]

Nsima Ekere was the leader of the G22, a group of 22 PDP governorship aspirants for the 2015 governorship election but however due to internal party decisions and elections, Udom Emmanuel emerged as the governorship flagbearer of the PDP. It was at this point, Nsima Ekere left the PDP and joined hands with Umana Okon Umana in the APC in their quest to win the 2015 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State from Akpabio’s PDP. Udom Emmanuel of the PDP emerged as governor.[4]

Nsima Ekere is the APC's Akwa Ibom State Governorship candidate for the 2019 Governorship elections. The momentum has grown since the much-talked-about defection to the APC of the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and former Minority Leader of the 8th Senate, Eld. Godswill Akpabio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All you should know about NDDC new MD Ekere". Encomium Magazine. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  2. ^ http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/nddc-to-focus-on-core-mandate-nsima-ekere/169170.html
  3. ^ "Ekere mounts the saddle at NDDC - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 2016-07-24. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  4. ^ "Ekere's Big Comeback: Thisday's Analysis of Obong Nsima Ekere's Appointment as NDDC MD - ABIA FACTS NEWS". 3 August 2016.