… Urges PDP Guber Candidate to Further Peace in A’Ibom
Barely one month to the governorship election in Akwa Ibom State, the apex Traditional Rulers Council in Annang Land, Afe Nkuku Annang has showered blessing on the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Umo Eno with a charge to further peace in the state when elected.
The revered Annang Traditional Council delivered the royal blessing during a consultation visit by the governorship candidate to the palace of the Akwa Akuku Annang 1 of Annang Land, and the Paramount Ruler of Essien Udim, HRM Akuku Cosmas Akpan.
Leading the prayers, the Vice Chairman of the Council and Paramount Ruler of Etim Ekpo Local Government Area, HRM Edidem Prof Amanam A. Udo declared that since Pastor Eno has respected the traditional institution, God, the giver of power would honour, bless and make his vision and aspiration fruitful.
He also prayed that God would grant him the grace and enablement to actualise his economic development blueprint, the ARISE Agenda, which he confirmed was all encompassing to further prosperity in the state.
He noted that under the incumbent administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel, the state has enjoyed peace and therefore appealed to Pastor Umo Eno to sustain the peace and security in the state when elected.
Earlier in his remarks, Pastor Umo Eno appreciated the Council for receiving his team, stating that the visit was to consult with them as critical stakeholders of the state.
He maintained that his administration will focus more on rural development, and entrepreneurship to create jobs for Akwa Ibom people, adding that, if elected, his administration would reactivate and revitalize the primary healthcare sector, build modern schools, markets, provide electricity and water among others in the rural areas.
The governorship hopeful stated that Akwa Ibom is a multiracial society and that his administration would pursue things that would unite the state in the furtherance of peace.
While acknowledging that the state has been blessed with good leaders, especially since the return of democracy in 1999, the seasoned entrepreneur assured that his administration would initiate policies that will boost the economic power and welfare of the people.
Pastor Eno, who is reputed for his humility and compassion, assured all present that the traditional institution would continue to enjoy its pride of place with him at the helm of affairs.
At the meeting were all members of the Council, as well as members of the PDP/Pastor Umo Eno and Akon Eyakenyi campaign team.