… PDP Chair assures delegation of unity, success
By Christopher Tom, Uyo
Ahead of the 2023 governorship election, the PDP leading aspirant in Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno has consulted the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Aniekan Akpan seeking his support and blessings for success.
Pastor Umo Eno who was accompanied by the cream de la creme of party bigwigs, said he was at the Chairman’s residence to pay homage and appeal for his support ahead of the primaries and election. He appreciated the Party helmsman for receiving his team and for his fatherly role in the party which according to him, kept the party even stronger and united.
According to him, “I came to handover myself to you and to tell you that I am in the race for the 2023 governorship and to ask for your blessings. His Excellency, our Governor has put in so much to take the State to it’s present status which must be furthered with creating more jobs by connecting the dots.”
Pastor Umo Eno commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for his selfless interest in the development of Akwa Ibom State and for expressing preference in him as his successor and appreciated every member of his team for the confidence and support, assuring that he will not disappoint Akwa Ibom people.
Speaking earlier, the Director General of he Umo Eno Campaign Organization, Chief Assam Assam, SAN, told the party Chairman that he came with a good product for the State which according to him, will further the industrialization agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel and appealed to the State Party Chairman to accept Pastor Umo Eno and take him as his own in the 2023 governorship election.
Also speaking, the International Coordinator of Maintain Peace Movement, (MPM) Barr Emmanuel Enoidem said, “we as members of the party, partisan members and as members of MPM have come to tell you that we stand by Pastor Umo Eno as our candidate. Pst Umo Eno is a proper product for the party and we will stand by him to ensure victory.
He commended the Party Chairman for being a frontline supporter of MPM and assured him that MPM will stand by him to ensure victory for the party come 2023.
On his part, the political leader of Nsit Ubium, Senator Effiong Bob reminded the Chairman of their earlier discussion stressing that he has withdrawn from the race and appealed that the blessings be transferred to Pastor Umo Eno for success come 2023 governorship.
Responding, the State Party Chairman, Rt Hon (Elder) Aniekan Akpan, welcomed Pastor Umo Eno’s delegation and assured that the party is intact, stressing that 2023 victory at the poll is none negotiable. He maintained that irrespective of few dissenting views, the will of God stands sure, stressing that he has received Pastor Umo Eno with open arms.
He thanked the team for the consultation visit and prayed that God will see them through the process.