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A former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Political Leader of Oro Nation, His Excellency, Chief Etim Okpoyo has adopted the leading aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Umo Eno for the 2023 governorship race.

Chief Okpoyo made his position known today February 23, 2022 during a consultation visit to him by Pastor Umo Eno’s campaign team.

The political leader who expressed gratitude at the choice of Pastor Eno and the visit, assured the team of his support and that of Oro people, stressing that the victory for Akwa Ibom PDP in 2023 is non negotiable.

Earlier, the frontline aspirant, Pastor Eno, appreciated Chief Etim Okpoyo for the fatherly role displayed and his immense contribution to the development and progress of Akwa Ibom State.

He described Chief Okpoyo as a living legend who has planted his footprints on the sands of time, adding that he and other leaders laid the foundation of what is enjoyed today in Akwa Ibom State.

The Lands and Water Resources Commissioner maintained that Governor Udom Emmanuel has put in so much to take the State to its present status which according to him, must be furthered with creating more jobs by connecting the dots.

He noted that given the quantum of development stride and investments by the Gov Udom led administration, it is imperative to ensure continuity and as someone who has worked closely with the governor he is best suited to build on his solid foundation.

Pastor Eno assured the elder statesman that given the opportunity, he would ensure that the youths are meaningfully engaged within the shortest possible time, adding that the coastal areas would be effectively utilised for commerce and tourism.

He promised to create agricultural settlement hubs across the state, concentrating on each area’s strengths.

Adding that he will make capacity building a priority, so as to properly equip youths for the future, affirming that he will also ensure peace and prosperity for all.

Also speaking, the Director General of Campaigns, Chief Assam Assam, SAN Coordinator of Maintain Peace Movement (MPM), and others testified to the sterling and towering qualities of Pastor Eno assuring everyone that he would not disappoint them.

Others, including the Secretary to the State Government, Engr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, former House of Representative Member, Rt. Hon. Chief Dr. Esio Oquong Udo and the Paramount Ruler of Udung Uko Local Government Area, His Majesty, Edidem Bassey Etim Edet spoke in glowing terms about Pastor Umo Eno and equally assured him of the support of the political class and traditional fathers in Oro Nation.

Present at the event were: Senator representing Eket Senatorial District, Sen. Akon Eyakenyi; the SSG, Engr. Emmanuel Ekuwem; Commissioner for Transport, Hon. Uno Etim Uno; Commissioner for Culture, Hon. Orman Esin; Member Representing Oron/Udung Uko State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Effiong Bassey, Chief Chris Abasieyo, Rt. Hon. Sylvester Attah, Chief Tom Ossung, Chief Mrs Jenate Amba, Barr. Mrs Ann Eyo and Chief Eyo Okon Edet, and many others.

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