Chris Ekpenyong Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Chris Ekpenyong biography

Christopher Stephen Obong Ekpenyong is a Nigerian politician and former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom State. He represented Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial zone in the 9th National Assembly. Chris Ekpenyong was born on September 29, 1954, in Ikot Ukana of Obot Akara local government area, Akwa Ibom.

Chris Ekpenyong Profile


Chris Ekpenyong

Real Name

Christopher Stephen Obong Ekpenyong

Date of Birth

September 29, 1954


67 Years (2021)



Political Party

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

State of Origin

Akwa Ibom State






Grace Ekpenyong

Net Worth


Educational Background

Chris Ekpenyong education

Chris Ekpenyong started his basic education at St. Patrick’s Primary School, Ikot Ukana and later to St. Michael’s Primary School, Rumuomasi, Port Harcourt where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.

In 1970, Chris Ekpenyong attended Government Technical College, Port Harcourt where he obtained his SSCE certificate. He attended Federal Government Technical College, Yaba in 1975.

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In 1979, Chris Ekpenyong obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Electrical /Electronic Engineering from Federal Polytechnic Bida. He obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The Polytechnic Calabar in 1982.

In 1993, he obtained a degree in Master of Business Administration (Marketing) from Kensington University, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. He obtained a PhD from the same university in 1995.


Chris Ekpenyong career and politics

Chris Ekpenyong joined politics in 1983. He was elected to represent his constituency in the then Cross River State House of Assembly under the platform of National Party of Nigeria (NPN).

His stay in the House of Assembly was cut short after General Buhari toppled the civilian government in a Military Coup.

Chris Ekpenyong was picked by Victor Attah as his running mate in the 1999 general elections.

In 1999, he was elected the deputy governor of Akwa Ibom estate under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

In 2003, he was elected for a second term in office but was however impeached by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly in 2005.

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Though the impeachment was reversed after the intervention of the president Olusegun Obasanjo, he resigned afterward as Akwa Ibom state deputy governor.

In 2018, Chris Ekpenyong picked a nomination form to run Nigerian senate under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He won the party primaries and subsequently elected a senator of the Federal republic of Nigeria in 2019.

Chris Ekpenyong defeated his closest rival and the incumbent senator Godwill Akpabio of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to be elected to represent Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial zone.

Chris Ekpenyong had received 118,215 votes while Godswill Akpabio received 83,158 votes.

In the National Assembly, Ekpenyong is the vice chairman of the Senate committee on Water Resources.

Personal life

Chris Ekpenyong wife

Chris Ekpenyong was married to Grace Ekpenyong with children. She died in August 2019.

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