• Wednesday, July 24, 2024
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Akwa Ibom: Six governorship candidates, 13 political parties congratulate Umo Eno

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After a keenly contested governorship election, six candidates and thirteen political parties have decided to put the seemingly acrimony behind them and have congratulated Umo Eno as the governor-elect.

The candidates, Nsikak Hogan Thomas (Zenith Labour Party), Abasiekeme Mfonobong Ekanem (Action Alliance) Eyo Eyo Ekong (Allied People’s Movement), Sunday Francis Ekanem (Peoples Redemption Party), Akan Ekpenyong (Boot Party), and Emem Monday Udoh (Social Democratic Party) conveyed their thoughts in separate messages of goodwill to the incoming governor.

They said that despite the campaigns it was clear that Pastor Umo Eno won the heart of the people through his agenda and expressed hope that he would meet the yearnings of the people.

On their parts, the political parties in a joint statement in Uyo said that the election of Umo Eno’l 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.

Coming under the aegis of Inter Party Advisory Council, made up of chairmen of the various political parties, they described Umo Eno as having been duly elected.

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“Dear Governor-Elect, your resounding victory at the polls is a further affirmation of the divine will 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 parties said.

The opposition parties expressed the optimism that Umo Eno’s agenda anchored on agriculture, industrialisation and youth empowerment 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 symbolise inclusiveness, selflessness, godliness, peace, unity, and entrepreneurial development as encapsulated in your ARISE Agenda,” the group further said.

IPAC also assured him that the organisation 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 political parties that congratulated him 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.