2019 Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Seat : Soni Udom tipped to replace Moses Ekpo
Ahead of next year’s general elections, there are strong indications that Mr. Soni Udom is being lined up as possible replacement for Mr. Moses Ekpo.
Soni Udom, who recently defected from the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) is being tipped as the man that will stabilise the boat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abak 5 where he hails from.
Those who made a strong case for the former APC stalwart, in a chat with our reporter, were of the view that he will use his political strength and goodwill to sway votes from the camp of the opposition APC where he was a rallying force until his defection to the ruling PDP in the state.
Since Soni Udom is from Abak 5, it is believed that his choice will not raise eyebrows given that the current occupier of the seat, Mr. Moses Ekpo is from the same area.
The Ink gathered from competent sources that Mr. Moses Ekpo may be dropped as running mate to Governor Udom Emmanuel as the 2019 polls gathers momentum.