Former Esit Eket Local Government Council Chairman and now SA to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Project monitoring Mr. Ibanga Etang has perfected plans to defect to the All Progressive Congress and this will happen anytime soon.
TheMail gathered that Etang had nicodemusly met with MD/CEO of NDDC Obong Nsima Ekere during the birthday celebration of Nsima’s wife ESE.
The meeting it was gathered was facilitated by the APC leader in Esit Eket Barr Bassey Dan Abia, jnr.
At the meeting, the former Esit Eket Council Boss had donated T. Shirts and fez caps with inscription of Nsima Ekere to the Ikot Abasi born politician.
Eye witnesses who work with the MD/CEO of NDDC submitted that Ibanga Etang had told Ekere that himself and Bassey Dan Abia, jnr shall do their best to ensure that they deliver Esit Eket delegates to the NDDC man during the primaries of the APC and also move ahead to win the Local Government to Ekere when the general elections shall be conducted.
Etang who was spotted in a dressed camouflaging his appearance is said to have been full of smiles all through his encounter with the NDDC man.
Parts of the agreement reached between Nsima Ekere and Ibanga Etang was that Ibanga will be handed the APC ticket to run for election to represent Esit Eket/Ibeno state constituency in 2019.
Dan Abia jnr, the facilitator of the meeting is said to have been appointed the DG of Ibanga Etang campaign organization aimed at making the Etebi born Ex council Chairman the successor to Usoro Akpanusoh.
Meanwhile, Ibanga Etang is said to have informed Nsima Ekere that governor Udom Emmanuel don’t seem to be ready for a second term election. Etang those close to Nsima Ekere said had told the NDDC man that he has all the boys in Esit Eket and can get them at his beck and call.
He promised to expose the secrets of Governor Emmanuel to Nsima Ekere with a promise to ensure that he talks other SAs to the Governor into joining him to campaign for Nsima Ekere.
Ekere’s media handlers confirmed this report to some Editors and Publishers with a boast that Udom will get the greatest shock of his life.
Ibanga Etang could not be reached for comments as at press time.
Meanwhile, there is apprehensive days in the APC in Esit Eket LGA as members are already kicking against Ibanga Etang’s intent to join them.