OrderPaperToday– Essien Ekpenyong Ayi is one of the eight members of the House of Representatives representing Cross River State. He flies the mandate of Calabar South/Akpabuyo/Bakassi federal constituency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mr. Ayi is a ranking member of parliament and previously served in the House of Representatives as Chairman, Labour, Employment and Productivity Committee, member Committee on Customs and Excise, member Solid Minerals Committee, member Petroleum Resources Committee, member Electoral Matters & Political Party Matters Committee, member F.C.T Area Councils and Ancillary Matters Committee, and member Sports Committee. He is currently the Chairman of the Committee on Niger Delta Affairs.

Mr. Ekpenyong Ayi

Despite being a ranking member, with legislative interest and experiences across different political sectors, record shows that he is among the three members in his state who did not sponsor any bill in the first two years of the 9th assembly.

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His lack of bills however does not detract from his performance in oversight and representation. For instance, he is reported to have stridently engaged the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs over poor budgetary allocation to the long-delayed East-West road.



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