…says Lands Boss, best option
A socio-political group in Akwa Ibom State, Ahead Ahead Initiative, has called on the Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, Pastor Umo Eno, to contest for governor in 2023.
The group made the call during a media parley organized by the initiative in Abak Local Goverment Area over the weekend.
The State Coordinator of the group and former Member, Akwa Ibom State Hotels and Tourism Board, Hon. Victor Etim, averred that the office of the Governor should not be regarded as all-comers affair but, appropriately handed over to an individual with proven trackrecord and high-calibre leadership qualities, hence their choice of Umo Eno for the hilltop mansion.
Etim maintained that Governor Udom Emmanuel has worked tough in the last six years to bring peace and fast-paced development to the State, saying Akwa Ibomites need a competent hand to sustain the strides and tempo.
He described Umo Eno as the best option for the State.
“We thank His Excellency for bringing lasting peace to Akwa Ibom State. This peace has been sustained for the past six years. I can assure you that I’ve witnessed unprecedented peace in Akwa Ibom State. This situation has brought in the desired development to the state.
“We know that 2023 is at the corner. Udom has done extremely well that we need a successor who can do what he has done even better. No just anyone. One of our sons from Nsit Ubium LGA who is currently the honourable Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, Umo Eno is the best option for this job.
“We are calling on him to go for the seat of the Governor come 2023. We’ve seen that he is the one who will carry on the vision and mission of Akwa Ibom State as Governor come 2023. He is God-fearing, humble as a dove, home grown, competent and a faithful party man. He is the best for the state.”
The State Coordinator said the Lands Boss who is a serial entrepreneur and tourist, has created and secured meaningful jobs for over two thousand youth and women in the state.
According to the Coordinator, the Agriculturist-cum-Philantropist, in his personal capacity, has changed the entrepreneurial, financial and educational fortunes of hundreds of grassrooters within and outside Nsit Ubium from bad to good, adding that as Governor, Umo Eno won’t underperform.
The State Coordinator expressed certainty that the Lands Boss will clinch the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) ticket at the Primary.
He added that the group will sponsor the purchase of his nomination form when the party begins sale of forms irrespective of the cost.
However, Umo Eno is the owner of Royalty Hotels, Eket; former Chairman, Akwa Ibom Hotels and Tourism Board; Founder of All Nations Christian Ministry International; Executive Director, Directorate of Agricultural Investments, Akwa Ibom Investment Corporation (AKICORP); Member, Post Covid-19 Economic Reconstruction Committee; and Secretary, Akwa Ibom State Committee on Agricultural Investments.
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