About

Ibom Consolidation Collective

ICC
WHO WE ARE

Originally, a select group of close associates and friends committed to the promotion of good governance in Akwa Ibom State..

It was also the outcome of several evenings of informal chats, discussions, debates and strategy sessions in Lagos, Uyo and Abuja on the future of our dear state post Godswill Akpabio.

It was the position of some of the founding members of this group that Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio has done very well particularly in infrastructural provision and that the next level governance challenge in the state would be on how to deal with empowerment issues, job creation and inclusive growth to complete the picture.

Consequently, the ICC’s kind of initiative in this season goes beyond the prevailing trend of merely adding to the number of groups lining up behind individual candidates but also sets an agenda for its preferred candidate as the rest of this website would show.

Obviously, from the caliber of individuals that have made themselves available for the Akwa Ibom State gubernatorial race, it is clear that the state is blessed with high quality men and women that could make us all proud if given the chance.

However, as is the case with every selection process, the difference can be marginal and that margin must be respected if the goal is to settle for the very best of the best. In this regard, what the ICC did was to do what HR Professionals often do : Drew up the task for the next occupant of the governor’s lodge based on the state’s position in the current historical epoch (huge infrastructural breakthroughs) and asked itself that going forward what the most important issue in the 2015 gubernatorial election was going to be. The answer that we got from talking to many stakeholders of the Akwa Ibom project was “Job Creation / Inclusive Growth”. And we went further to scan the entire field of frontline aspirants for the most suitable candidate with the requisite and relevant on and off the job experience and qualities to deliver on the task of managing the economy of Akwa Ibom State in an era of concentration on the soft issues of governance to enable our people begin to fully enjoy the infrastructural armada that the great Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio has provided.

And that’s how the ICC’s searchlight brought out and settled for Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel. Perhaps, we should remark that until about a year ago before he took the job of SSG and appeared on the Akwa Ibom public administration and political firmament as a meteor, the ICC had some other formidable candidate in the field of aspirants that they were taking a look at and that was highly favoured to clinch our support. Quite frankly, Mr Emmanuel’s entry put paid to further search for a suitable candidate.

WHY “UNOFFICIAL” ?

We do not have the permission of our candidate to put up this website neither do we need it. We are just a bunch of concerned patriotic Akwa Ibom sons and daughters who want the best for our state and its people in the next dispensation and beyond.

AFFILIATION

We believe in the mandate of the Akwa Ibom Consolidation Alliance, ACA, and would collaborate at all times with other such bodies with similar goals to ensure the preservation of the legacies of Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio and to push for the candidacy of our preferred aspirant Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel.

who we are

01
Our
Mission

To seek out and support the most qualified candidate with the requisite and relevant on and off the job experience and qualities to deliver on the task of managing the economy of Akwa Ibom State in an era of concentration on the soft issues of governance to enable our people begin to fully enjoy the infrastructural armada that the great Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio has provided..

02
Our
Guiding Philosophy

Only the very best is good enough for Akwa Ibom State.

03
Our
Governance Principle

From Uncommon Transformation to Governance Unusual.

04
Our
Operational Principles

3Cs (Consultation, Continuation and Consolidation).

Ibom Consolidation Collective, ICC
Who We Are
Originally, a select group of close associates and friends committed to the promotion of good governance in Akwa Ibom State. It was also the outcome of several evenings of informal chats, discussions, debates and strategy sessions...
Akwa Ibom State as it is Today
Uncommon Transformation
Akwa Ibom was created on September 23, 1987 by the government of former President Ibrahim Babangida, from the former Cross River State. It is located in latitudes 4°321 and 5°331 North, and longitudes 7°251 and 8°251 East.
Qualification & Qualities of the Next CEO
of Akwa Ibom State Government
The State now needs to hire as CEO, a qualified and suitable candidate whose main task in office would be to consolidate on the achievements of the Chief Godswill Akpabio years.
Our Preferred Candidate
is Udom Emmanuel
Very well educated,formally and informally. Started at the University of Lagos and later on attended elite business schools such as INSEAD, France, Columbia Business School, USA, the Wharton Business School, USA and the London Business School.
Setting An Agenda For
Our Preferred Candidate
Typically in Nigeria, whenever elections draw near, all kinds of initiatives are witnessed as it has to do with trying to sell the candidates. On one hand, a majority of these efforts are made by way of formation of groups, visitations / mobilization of supporters, nocturnal and...
Key Areas 
For Consolidation
Akwa Ibom Social Reorientation Campaign, incorporating the Unity Anthem and Unity Flag Campaign (One of the schemes to stem the sceptre of disunity and make better Akwa Ibomites out of each and everyone of us).