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Nsima Udo Ekere (born 29 May 1965) is the ex Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) He is the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate for Akwa Ibom State for the 2019 elections.
Father and husband, philanthropist and entrepreneur. Also known to his followers as ONE (Obong Nsima Ekere)
Early life and family
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.
He has chaired the Akwa Ibom State Emergency Management Agency and simultaneously as Chairman of Ibom Power Company, the independent power generating company owned by Akwa Ibom State.
Entry into APC
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.
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.