Six guber candidates, 13 political parties congratulate Umo Eno in A’ Ibom

By Isaac Job, Uyo

Six governorship candidates in last week’s gubernatorial/ state Assembly elections in Akwa Ibom and 13 political parties have congratulated the governor-elect pastor Umo Eno of PDP saying the victory was the collective will of Akwa Ibom people.

The candidates include Mr Nsikak Hogan Thomas (Zenith Labour Party), Abasiekeme Mfonobong Ekanem (Action Alliance) Eyo Eyo Ekong (Allied People’s Movement), Sunday Francis Ekanem (Peoples Redemption Party), Mr Akan Ekpenyong (Boot Party), and Mrs Emem Monday Udoh (Social Democratic Party)

In their separate congratulatory messages made available to newsmen in Uyo on Thursday, the governorship said despite their series of campaigns and politicking, it was clear that Pastor Umo Eno won the heart of the people through his ARISE Agenda and expressed hope that he will satisfy the desires of the people.

In a joint statement, the other political parties said that the election of PDP candidate Pastor Umo Eno as the Governor-Elect of Akwa Ibom was a manifestation of God’s divine plan to select the most qualified candidate to lead the state.

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Coming under the aegis of Inter Party Advisory Council, comprising of chairmen of the various political parties, they described Pastor Eno as the will of God for the State.

“Dear Governor-Elect, your resounding victory at the polls, is a further affirmation of the divine will of God at ensuring that not only the best candidate was elected and given the mandate by the people, but one who best understands where we are coming from as a people, where we are presently and the best route towards attaining and achieving our target destination.”

The opposition parties expressed optimism that Pastor Umo Eno’s ARISE Agenda would serve as a means to promote both economic growth and social cohesion throughout his term as governor of the state.

“It is our hope and belief that in line with your avowed commitment to unite Akwa Ibom State and foster healing and true reconciliation, your reign as Governor from May 29, 2023, will signify and symbolize inclusiveness, selflessness godliness, peace, unity, and entrepreneurial development as encapsulated in your ARISE Agenda.”

The political parties also assured Pastor Umo Eno that they would partner with his administration to foster the development of the state.

“Be rest assured that IPAC will continue to partner with you so that Akwa Ibom will continue to witness and enjoy steady, conscious, and progressive development which has become her trademark from 1999 till date.”

The parties include the Action Democratic Party, Labour Party, National Rescue Movement, African Democratic Congress, All Progressives Grand Alliance, All Peoples Party and African Action Congress.

Others are Zenith Labour Party, Action Alliance, Allied People’s Movement, Peoples Redemption Party, Boot Party and the Social Democratic Party.

” We would support you to achieve all your plans in the manifesto to build a stronger economy and provide employment to our youths”. they said

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