MMI Loses a Founding Member, Akparawa Idongesit Udokpo

Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio Loses a Founding Member, Akparawa Idongesit Udokpo

The year 2017 is one like no other in the annals of our big family the Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio. Aside the fair share of positives we have endured kicks, knocks, heart breaks and potshots aimed at the very repository of our corporate memory and wisdom fountain. Early this week news filtered into our International Headquarters about the passing on of one of our 12 founding members Akparawa  (Otuekong)  Idongesit Godwin Udokpo who on August 6, 2017 celebrated his 60th birthday. This was the week his pet project the Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio rolled out drums to mark with pomp and pageantry her special 30th anniversary and international convention at the Udo Udoma House, Uyo.

Akparawa (Otuekong) Idongesit Godwin Udokpo (1957-2017)

Akparawa  Idongesit Udokpo who hailed from Mbiatok Itam in Itu Local Government Area belongs in the special and elitist corps of contemporary Ibibio sons referred to in Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio as the 12 Disciples for their visionary and pioneering commitment for the Ibibio cause when they came together, under difficult circumstances, to start the Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio in Calabar on August 1, 1987.

An alumni of the prestigious Calabar Polytechnic, Otuekong Udokpo studied, qualified and practiced architecture and garnished this professional background with a B.Sc degree in economics.

He served as Honourable Commissioner Special Duties and Chieftaincy Affairs in Akwa Ibom State during the Obong (Arc) Victor Attah administration.

He was a member of Itu Traditional Rulers Council and remained till his sudden demise the Chairman and Head of the large Nnung  Eko Family of Mbiatok Itam.

He is survived by his dear wife Mrs Emanor Udokpo and 4 children two males and two females.

He was a devout Christian of the Roman Catholic faith.

In a release by the family a vigil mass will be celebrated in his honour in the evening of Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Sacred Heart Parish Aka Offod, Uyo.

On Thursday December 21, 2017 our fallen hero will be received for viewing and final farewell with full honours at the Convention Centre of Sir Udo Udoma House International Headquarters of MMI on Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo.  He will be escorted in a convoy by leaders and all members of the Mboho to his ancestral home at Mbiatok Itam where Requiem Mass and funeral   Service will be conducted immediately on arrival at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mbiatok Itam. Members are hereby reminded to arrive at the Headquarters at 07:00 PROMPT in full formal attire.

The International President, the Executive Council, the Bench, the Advisory Council, the Central Working Committee and the Board of Trustees condole with the family of our fallen founding member and do pray for the repose of the soul of one of our own.

Akparawa Anthony Udoekong

International Public Relations Officer