*opens up on rumoured Governorship ambition
By Christopher Tom, Uyo
The Honourable Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources , Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno has spoken on his rumoured Governorship ambition, stating that, although he is qualified like any other person from Uyo Senatorial District, he is for now concentrating his efforts on his present job as Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, as there is so much to be done and will not be distracted by political jobbers . He further stressed that as a public servant and party loyalist he is waiting for party and the leader to give direction.
Hear him : ” Power belongs to God and He gives it to whoever He wishes and that if it is of right, it can not be of grace. But we are in the dispensation of Grace ”
Pastor Eno who is a successful business man and Group Chairman of Royalty Group, made the clarification when he hosted
Uyo Senatorial District Media Practitioners Forum, USDMPF, in his Signature by Royalty Hotel, Ewet Housing, Uyo.
Pastor Eno however , emphasized that, he is for now focused on serving his boss, His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel in the State Executive Council and to help the governor in the execution of the Completion Agenda.
While frowning at the rampant resort to blackmail and publication of rumours as news by otherwise credible news mediums , he charged media practitioners to always verify their stories before hitting the news stands.
Eno dismissed those who are claiming the Governorship as their exclusive preserve or right.
He however made it clear that, his preoccupation is to deliver on his assignment as Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources and charged the USDMPF to partner his Ministry in informing the public of what government is doing through the Ministry.
He pledged his support and loyalty to Governor Udom Emmanuel insisting that, he will wholly support the Governor’s succession plan..
Earlier, the Chairman of USDMPF, Deacon Ofonime Isong who led the delegation to the parley, commended the Commissioner for his successful private sector engagement and bringing same passion to public service.
Deacon Isong said the Forum is determined to set agenda and shape the 2023 race with a view to identify and project the best Governor from Uyo Senatorial District for the State.
The USDMPF Chairman also said that, the forum has not aligned with any aspirant but will openly engage all of them to enable the Forum identify and support the one who has the best Economic Development Blueprint and vision for the State.
Other members of USDMPF who were in the parley include the Vice Chairman of the Forum, Prince Emmanuel Ndon, Director of Contact and Mobilisation, Comrade Victor Ukpong , Director of Online Media, Mr Utitofon Morgan, Public Relations Officer, Pastor Michael Okon, Special Assistants to Governor Emmanuel on Project Monitoring, Comrade Ernest Akpan and Mr Joseph Okon among others.