Umo Eno lauds conduct of PDP’s ward, LG congresses in A/Ibom

The former commissioner for Lands and Water Resources in Akwa Ibom State and governorship aspirant on
the ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Umo Eno has lauded the conduct of the just concluded ward and local government congress of the party, describing them as successful.

A spokesman for his campaign organisation, Chris Abasieyo in a statement made available to the media applauded “the successful conduct of the Local Government Congresses of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in all 31 Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022,’’ and commended “the entire PDP faithful and the election panel officials for making the exercise a huge success.

“We congratulate the 31 physically challenged persons (PCP) elected as delegates and another 31 national delegates elected during the congresses, and urge the latter, to lead the way in the nomination of Governor Udom Emmanuel as the PDP Presidential Candidate in the National Convention of the party, scheduled for May 28-29 2022.

“Charity, as they say, begins at home, more so for a performing and peaceful Governor who has a lot to offer Nigeria at a most trying moment of our national experience.”

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It condemned attempts by other governorship aspirants to disparage the congress in totality, saying the congresses were judged as free, fair, transparent, credible, orderly and peaceful and urged them to “refrain from this self-destructive path that is clearly setting them against the people of the state.”

According to him, “We appeal to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP to dismiss their petitions which are devoid of substance, truth and reason saying such petitions were premeditated, as sympathisers of one of the protesting aspirants went around town, boasting that their principal, had not less than 2600 delegates from the statutory list, to give him victory.

“We restate here that the Ward Congresses were properly conducted by the election panel officials sent by the NWC to the satisfaction of all party members except a tiny minority who, sensing defeat, stayed away only to turn around and seek to discredit an exercise they refused to participate in.

“We suspect strongly that, in disparaging the Ward Congresses, the said governorship aspirants, having realised their imminent defeat, are merely preparing grounds to dispute the state congress/governorship primary coming up on Monday, May 23, 2022 and conveniently explain their defeat to their unsuspecting supporters.

“We urge the 987 ad hoc delegates elected during the April 30, 2022, Ward Congresses and all statutory
delegates to be resolute in their support for Umo Eno, the preferred and leading governorship aspirant and nominate him as the gubernatorial candidate.’’