ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created by MR. NDIANA-ABASI NANA UDOM in memory of OBONG (HON) UDO EKPENYONG.

We will remember him forever.
Adieu!!! 
Posted by Eno Ben Udensi on March 23, 2021
TO AN EXTRA ORDINARY LEADER

It was with great shock and sadness that I heard the news that HON.UDO EKPENYONG had passed away.

From the day I heard that he was unwell and had been admitted in hospital, I held firmly to the hope that he would recover and continue to live up to his high calling of leadership.

I was privilege to work and interact with him and found a considerate leader
who was ever ready to use his considerable weight to support ones effort.
He was humble , selfless, loyal , diligent and a man of a pure heart and good conscience.
His vision was equality and opportunity for all irrespective of tribe, language,
colour , age or sex.

Honourable Ekpenyong untimely and unexpected departure has robbed my generation of an experienced leader who would have continued to provide us with invaluable wisdom as we strive to respond to our many challenges.

Like the words of late President Nelson Mandela "we constantly need to remind ourselves that the freedoms which democracy brings will remain empty shells if they are not accompanied by real and tangible improvements in the material lives of the millions of ordinary citizens".Honourable Udo Ekpenyong was a shining light of hope for democracy and his legacy is that very inspiring :"THAT YOU DON'T GIVE UP YOU KEEP ON TRYING."


May the outstanding fighter for good governance and sustainable democracy HON. UDO SAMUEL EKPENYONG, rest in eternal peace.

DR (MRS) ENO UDENSI
Posted by Peter Johnson on March 21, 2021
To few Of us who admired your style of leadership from afar...
You Confidence in Politics made us build confidence in whatever career we find our selves...
We are indeed comforted in the expanse of lives you touched and changed..
Sleep on our leader..
Rest they head on ur masters breast...
Forever missed...
Goodnight...
Posted by Uwemokon19 Okon on March 21, 2021
Rest on the proud son of annang nation,we missed you.rest in the bossom of your creator.adieu till we meet on the resurrection morning.esiere oooo our distinguished.
Posted by Okokon Ekpenyong on March 21, 2021
Late Hon Udo Ekpenyong was a great leader , a father , a mentor , a bold and sincere leader , May your soul rest in perfect peace , 
Posted by nsikana edet on March 21, 2021
The angels looked down from heaven one night.
They searched for miles afar,
And deep within the distance
They could see a shining star.

They knew that very instant
That the star was theirs to gain,
So they took you up to heaven,
Forever to remain.

Look down on us from heaven.
Keep us free from hurt and pain.
You'll always be within my heart
Until we meet again.

We will miss you
Posted by Emmanuel Abraham is on March 21, 2021
Hon. Ekpenyong will be missed endlessly. A great loss to our land. May God bless his soul. Adieu our distinguished son!
Posted by Ekemini Udim on March 21, 2021
HE WAS A GREAT MAN

I came very close to him at the last Election Petition Tribunal where I was counsel for a couple of the candidates of Obong Udo's party.

I had cause to meet one on one with him at his residence in Uyo for an extensive discussion on one of the cases that was seemingly intractable. His insights were deep and highly appreciated.

I met him closely again at the Supreme Court in Abuja on the day of hearing of the Governorship election petition appeal. We interacted on a wide range of issues concerning the petition. He wasn't a lawyer but he had a rich knowledge of legal procedures. He was the coordinator of the exercise up to the SupremeCourt.

Obong Udo was a great man whom we shall miss for a long time to come. He was a beacon of light and hope for his community and a political mathematician.

His demise is indeed painful.

May God rest his soul in peace in the bossom of Abraham our father.

Adieu, Great Leader!!
Posted by Daniel Daniel on March 21, 2021
Words alone can not express how we feel as a party to have lost you at this time.
May your gentle soul rest in peace.
Posted by Fioyoabasi Ekaiko on March 21, 2021
A Golden heart stopped Beating
Hard Working hands at Rest.✊
God Broke our Hearts to prove to us, he only takes the Best.
Oh... Etebom Ajid.. Iya Miss tutu
Though you're Gone from our sight but not from our hearts❤️

Rest easy on the wings of eternity.

Adieu Our Leader
Adieu Uncle Ajid
Adieu Etebom Ikot Oku Usung Ajid

Sangasong ooo!!!!!
Goodnight Etebom Ami
Goodbye Sir.

FioyoAbasi Nkopuruk Ekaiko
Founder/CEO: Trust & Friends Foundation




Posted by Goddy Eta on March 21, 2021
May God grant u internal rest, Rest in peace a very good man
Posted by Essien Ndueso on March 21, 2021
The late Obong Udo Ekpenyong has left a vacuum that will be hard to fill.
May God rest his soul.
Posted by Akaninyene Ekaidem on March 21, 2021
A dependable, dedicated leader of our party. It's so sad you passed on hurriedly. Rest in peace!
Posted by Usenobong Akpan on March 21, 2021
Goodbye is never a simple gesture...

From all corners of the land
There are echoes of cries and pains
Cos it was a shocking departure
And still like a dream to many

Annang has lost a pillar
Akwa Ibom has lost an asset
Needless to say, your kind is rare!
And your legacies are evergreen...

What more can we say?
We are a people of faith
We believe our lost is Heaven's gain!
Take your rest for the angels await to give you a triumphant welcome!!

May the good Lord send divine comfort to your family

Adieu Obong (Hon.) Udo Ekpenyong

Posted by Nsibiet Usen on March 21, 2021
Adieu
Obong Udo Ekpenyong

We'll forever missed you!
Posted by EMA UMOH on March 21, 2021
Rest on...
Posted by McDonald Awakessien on March 21, 2021
A great party man and leader. We'll miss you. Rest with the Lord, Amen.
Posted by Akpan Ukeme on March 21, 2021
Hon. Udo Ekpenyong may die, but his legacies will still be in existence. We will forever miss you Mr loyalty. Rest on Sir.
Posted by Idara Udom on March 21, 2021
Ette sanga sung.
Posted by Uboho Udom on March 21, 2021
The news of your sudden demise came to us with a great shock.
We are mere mortals, we can’t question God till we see Him on the resurrection day.
May God console your family, Ukanafun people, and the entire Akwa Ibom people over your painful exit.
May God rest your soul!
Posted by Etebong Ntewo on March 21, 2021
I bid you farewell great leader,father,husband and a brother.
Your demise has really created a vaccum in the hearts of many in the state.
I pray God give your family the grace to bear this loss..
Rest in Power ...Obong Loyalty Ekpenyong
Posted by Uwemedimo Udo on March 21, 2021
You loved God in words and in deeds.
You sacrificed for others.
You were kind and generous to many.
You took care of the less privileged.
A great father you were.
A true friend you were.
A loyal party man you were.
You radiated discipline and diligence.
May the Almighty God grant your soul eternal rest and your immediate family, HE, the PDP family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.

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Posted by Eno Ben Udensi on March 23, 2021
TO AN EXTRA ORDINARY LEADER

It was with great shock and sadness that I heard the news that HON.UDO EKPENYONG had passed away.

From the day I heard that he was unwell and had been admitted in hospital, I held firmly to the hope that he would recover and continue to live up to his high calling of leadership.

I was privilege to work and interact with him and found a considerate leader
who was ever ready to use his considerable weight to support ones effort.
He was humble , selfless, loyal , diligent and a man of a pure heart and good conscience.
His vision was equality and opportunity for all irrespective of tribe, language,
colour , age or sex.

Honourable Ekpenyong untimely and unexpected departure has robbed my generation of an experienced leader who would have continued to provide us with invaluable wisdom as we strive to respond to our many challenges.

Like the words of late President Nelson Mandela "we constantly need to remind ourselves that the freedoms which democracy brings will remain empty shells if they are not accompanied by real and tangible improvements in the material lives of the millions of ordinary citizens".Honourable Udo Ekpenyong was a shining light of hope for democracy and his legacy is that very inspiring :"THAT YOU DON'T GIVE UP YOU KEEP ON TRYING."


May the outstanding fighter for good governance and sustainable democracy HON. UDO SAMUEL EKPENYONG, rest in eternal peace.

DR (MRS) ENO UDENSI
Posted by Peter Johnson on March 21, 2021
To few Of us who admired your style of leadership from afar...
You Confidence in Politics made us build confidence in whatever career we find our selves...
We are indeed comforted in the expanse of lives you touched and changed..
Sleep on our leader..
Rest they head on ur masters breast...
Forever missed...
Goodnight...
Posted by Uwemokon19 Okon on March 21, 2021
Rest on the proud son of annang nation,we missed you.rest in the bossom of your creator.adieu till we meet on the resurrection morning.esiere oooo our distinguished.
his Life

EKPENYONG, UDO SAMUEL

An Industrialist and Politician who served as the 6th State Chairman of the People's Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State, immediate past Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Akwa Ibom State, former member of the National Executive Committee People's Democratic Party, former Political Adviser to Governor Victor Attah and a one time Chairman of Ukanafun Local Government Area.

EDUCATION: Holy Family College, Abak, 1971-76, WASC; College of Education, Uyo, 1976- 79, NCE; University of Benin, 1980-83, B. Sc. Microbiology; 

CAREER AND WORK HISTORY: Teacher, State Education Board, QIC Secondary School, Ika Annang, 1983; Manager, IMESCO Enterprises Ltd Abak, 1983-90; Field Operational Manager, Rabo Farms Ltd, New Port, Warri, 1990-91: Sales Manager, Commercial Manager, IMESCO Ent. Ltd, Abak, 1984-86; Production Manager, EverBright Int. Ltd, Abak(1986-90).
Special Work Related Achievement: Produced Everbright Chalk with local raw materials.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Member, Nigerian Union of Teachers; Member, Nigerian Society of Microbiology; Member, Association of Chalk Manufacturers of Nigeria, Member Manufacturers Association of Nigeria.
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UDO EKPENYONG'S DEMISE HAS LEFT A BIG VACUUM- A'Ibom Assembly Members
... As Ukanafun Stakeholders, Others Commiserate PDP

The demise of the Akwa Ibom State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Obong Udo Ekpenyong, has continued to attract commiserations and reactions from various groups and associates of the Ukanafun born political leader.

At the visitation to the state leadership of PDP, Monday February 15, 2021, members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, hold that the demise of the party chairman has left a big vacuum in many respects. The speaker of the state legislature, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, speaking on behalf of his colleagues, said the death of the Obong Udo Ekpenyong is a sad development in the political sphere of the state and has left a mark that will not be forgotten. He observed that the late chairman was an unapologetic loyalist to the party and patriotic Akwa Ibomite. Speaker Bassey also noted that Obong Ekpenyong "never forgot where he came from". He further encouraged the party to "build  on the ideals that he represented", which he said are "sanity, discipline and uprightness". He said he will miss "a  great friend and father" in Obong Ekpenyong.

 In a subsequent condolence visitation by stakeholders from Ukanafun, the late Ekpenyong's kinsmen expressed grieve over the death of the party chairman, holding that he will was an impeccable leader, given the standards credited to him and the much value and impact that he exuded at various levels of public service and engagements with people.

The spokesperson of the Ukanafun delegation, Obong (Hon) Eno Akpan, who is a former National Assembly member and commissioner, in his solemn remarks, expressed deep pain of Ukanafun people of losing a man like Obong Ekpenyong. He specifically decried the loss of a benefactor in Udo Ekpenyong, to the indigent people whom he constantly took care of in many ways including educational and economic support. Obong Akpan, noted that "it is very difficult to know what to really say about the incident", adding that " it is a very pitiable situation" not just for Ukanafun, but so many people.

As chairman of Ukanafun Local Government Council in 1996, Obong Eno Akpan pointed that the late PDP boss established an impactful local government administration that crested his name in the good history of the area. He recollected events where Obong Ekpenyong displayed admirable virtues that made good records for him.

In his words, "as chairman of Ukanafun in 1996, Obong Udo Ekpenyong left a mark that cannot be forgotten. He was a pan Akwa Ibom man. He was very active as member of the national leadership of PDP. He came to this party as state chairman to add value to what he inherited. "

Akpan  commended the state leadership of PDP for honouring the departed chairman, noting that it is a sign that he was loved and respected. "We thank you for showing this love and honour to him. When we get home, we will tell our people that indeed Udo Ekpenyong worked with good people."

The delegations from Etinan, Udung Uko and Essien Udim, who arrived separately, also condoled with the party and the family on the loss of Obong Udo Ekpenyong. The leaders of the delegations, Obong (Dr) Okon Emmah, Chief Okon Osung and Chief Michael Afangide who was represented Chief E. B. Umana, shared in the grieve of the party and registered their condolences. They prayed for the fortitude to bear the loss.

Rt. Hon. Lawrence Udosen, the Acting State Chairman of PDP, thanked the various delegations and assured them of honour and immortalisation of his immediate boss, by the party.

"I am touched and really moved by the array of stakeholders that have come. You have shown that you loved Udo Ekpenyong as one of your own. I stand here with a very heart to receive the condolences", he said.

Expected for condolence visitations on Tuesday February 16, 2021, are delegation from Ikot Ekpene, Nsit Ibom, Ibeno and College of Personal Aides to the Governor.

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We'll  ''keep PDP Flag Flying'' to Honour Udo Ekpenyong - A'Ibom Nat. Assembly Caucus 

...as More Groups Salute Late Party Chairman

The National Assembly members from Akwa Ibom State, have declared that they will keep the flag of PDP flying in honour of the departed State Chairman of the party, Obong (Hon) Udo Ekpenyong.

Visiting the state leadership of PDP, Thursday February 25, 2021, the members of the National Assembly from Akwa Ibom State, led by Senator Bassey Albert, while conveying their condolences to the party on the loss of the state chairman, assured the party that they will keep the party's flag flying. Senator Albert who spoke on behalf of the delegation, said that the party chairman's demise  happened at a time he would have impacted more in the party. He prayed for comfort and strength to bear the loss.

The delegation from Uyo Local Government Area, led by the Chairman, Uyo Capital City Development Agency, Prince Enobong Uwah, in their separate visit, expressed deep grief over the sad incident. Uwah said that he found it hard to believe the news of the chairman's demise, adding that he will not be forgotten so soon.

Also visiting, the Congress of Former State Legislators, registered commiserations with the party. The leader of the delegation and former member representing Ukanafun in the state assembly, Hon. Saturday Akpan, in his message of condolence, assured the party of due support in upholding the legacies of Obong Udo Ekpenyong.

The PDP Students Movement, led by Comrade Aniefiok Eduok, equally commiserated with the party. The movement recalled that the late Obong Ekpenyong was a students friendly leader, as was seen in the various scholarships he granted several young people, as well as other educational supports. The students prayed for the deceased to find sweet repose.

The Acting Chairman of the party, Hon. Lawrence Udosen, in his response, thanked the various delegations for the honour done to the departed chairman. He also agreed with them on the qualities exuded by Obong Ekpenyong and noted that the party has missed a great leader.

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Ika, Eket, Obot Akara, Nsit Ubium, visit, condole with PDP

... As Physically Challenged Persons Mourn Udo Ekpenyong

Delegations from Ika, Eket, Obot Akara and Nsit Ubium Local Government Areas, have visited the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akwa Ibom State, Monday February 22, 2021, to commiserate with the party over the loss of the state chairman.

A former local government council chairman in Ika and serving Senior Special Assistant on Boundary Matters to Governor Udom Emmanuel, Hon. Saviour Enyekere, and the Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Frank Archibong, while conveying the condolences of the separate delegations of Ika and Eket Local Government Areas, expressed sadness over the loss of Obong Ekpenyong.

 Hon Saviour Enyiekere who spoke on behalf of Ika people  noted that the departed party boss was a known peace advocate, recollected that Obong Ekpenyong played a key role in restoring peace to Ika years back when the area was thrown into crisis.

On his part, the immediate past Eket council boss, who succeeded Obong Udo Ekpenyong, as commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, was visibly emotional when he noted that he will miss a great partner in progress. He however admonished that the party should be more determined to remain strong and united than ever, as a mark of legacy to the late chairman.

Similarly, the Obot Akara state assembly member, Rt. Hon. Idongesit Ntekpere and the political leader of Nsit Ubium, Senator Effiong Bob, in their condolence messages on behalf of Obot Akara and Nsit Ubium, spoke about the legacies of Obong Udo Ekpenyong, expressing grief over his demise.

Senator Bob who once served as Nsit Ubium council chairman at the time Udo Ekpenyong was Ukanafun local government chairman, spoke about their days as colleagues in grassroots governance and noted that he was outstandingly good.

In the same vein, the Association of Physically Challenged Persons, expressed grief over the demise of Obong (Hon) Udo Ekpenyong, describing his death as a painful loss to many who were positively impacted by him.

Leading the team on a condolence visitation to the state leadership of the party, the spokesperson for the delegation, Hon. Mitchell Joseph, who noted that the late chairman’s death has happened too suddenly, took time to eulogise late Obong Ekpenyong, holding that he was a friend to the needy among several others whom she said will greatly miss him. She prayed for consolation for the deceased family, the party, state and others who are affected by the loss.

Receiving the various delegations, the Acting State Chairman of PDP, Rt Hon Lawrence Udosen, appreciated the show of solidarity by the delegations. He re-echoed the party’s message of sustaining the legacies of Obong Udo Ekpenyong, saying it is a valid way to honour the departed party chairman. “Let it not be that we only speak about his qualities, let it be that we imbibe those qualities and keep his legacies “, Udosen said.

The condolence visitations continue on Tuesday February 23, 2021, with delegations from Eastern Obolo, Urue Offong/Oruko, Oron and State Women Group, billed to visit.

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