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Patrick Ekpotu Wikipedia
Patrick Akpan Ekpotu (born 26 June 1960) is a Nigerian politician and chemical engineer. He is the former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State and a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
Ekpotu was born in Akwa Ibom State and received his secondary education Regina Coeli College, Essene and Nsit People's Grammar School in Afaha Offiong. In 1986, he graduated from Rivers State University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical/Petroleum Engineering. A member of the People's Democratic Party, he served as Deputy Governor of his native state from 2007 to 2011, having previously served as the state's Commissioner for Information, Culture and Ethical Re-Orientation. He is the author of several books, including Lifting the Peril which was published in 2011.