Arewa community backs PDP guber candidate in A’ Ibom

Isaac Job, Uyo

Executives and members of all 19 Northern states residing in Akwa Ibom under the umbrella of AREWA community have endorsed the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Umo Eno and his running mate, Senator Akon Eyakenyi ahead for the 2023 general election.

Speaking in Uyo on Thursday during the endorsement rally in support of PDP and its governorship candidate the Arewa Community led by its Chairman Mr Emmanuel Ogbole and the Sarkin Hausawa, Alhaji Hassan Sadauki, who is the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Council for Islamic Affairs, pledged their total support for Pastor Umo Eno and vowed to deliver bloc votes for governorship candidate as well as other candidates of the party in the 2023 election.

Arewa community backs PDP guber candidate in A' Ibom

AREWA Community also lauded the current administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel in the state for fostering peace adding that the Hausa Community were desirous of sustaining the peace with confidence in Pastor Umo Eno’s ability to drive continuous peace efforts and consolidate on the developmental strides of Udom Emmanuel administration in all sectors of the state’s economy.

The Leader of the AREWA community said the group which is a conglomeration of Northerners from the 19 Northern states in Nigeria resident in Akwa Ibom, decided to file behind Pastor Umo Eno’s aspiration, as they have found him worthy in character and capacity to succeed governor Emmanuel in 2023.

“We, members of the Arewa Community in Akwa Ibom State are solidly behind you. I am standing as collateral, surety and guarantor to assure you that we will deliver bloc votes for you and all the candidates of the PDP.

“This is a cross-section of the Arewa Community from 19 Northern states in Nigeria, across religious and cultural affiliations. We have come here today to attest to the fact that we have found you capable because we can attest to your competency, character, personality and competency. You are an accomplished entrepreneur. We know you as a detribalized Nigerian.

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“We have mobilized our people already to vote for you. We know that with the complete agenda of His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel, by the time you become Governor in 2023, Akwa Ibom will become the Dubai of Africa”.

The Sarkin Hausawa, Alhaji Sadauki who also doubles as Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Council for Islamic Affairs, said the Muslim Community in the State were confident in Umo Eno’s capacity and would vote accordingly to ensure his victory at the polls.

“We believe that by having you at the helm of affairs in the State, the bond of unity between the Muslim Community in Akwa Ibom and our hosts would deepen”.

Reacting, the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Umo Eno appreciated the Arewa Community for endorsing his ambition and promised to run an all-inclusive administration to protect their interest once elected as Governor come 2023.

He commended members of the Arewa Community for living peacefully in the state and contributing to the development of the state.

The governorship candidate however enjoined them to maintain the tempo and cautioned against engaging in acts capable of undermining the peace being enjoyed in the State.

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