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Akwa Ibom 2023: Igbo Business Forum receives, endorses PDP governorship candidate, Umo Eno

Pastor Eno and other dignitaries at the programme

Igbo businessmen and women in Akwa Ibom State, under the umbrella of Igbo Business Forum, have received, endorsed and adopted Pastor Umo Eno, the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the group’s choice for the 2023 Governorship election in the State.

The reception and endorsement were part of activities to mark the group’s 5th anniversary celebration held in Uyo, the state’s capital.

President of the Forum, Mr. Osita Nwude, in his remarks at the event described Pastor Eno as a detribalized entrepreneur who appreciates everyone irrespective of religion, culture, tribe and language.

Nwude said their decision to endorse and adopt the PDP candidate is based on the fact that he is their torch bearer in the business community given his unparalleled pedigree.

In his response, Pastor Umo Eno commended the Forum’s members for their outstanding business approach, applauding the Igbos for their unique approach to business.

He acknowledged the peace and security in Akwa Ibom State as an important feature allowing for businesses to thrive in the state.

Pastor Eno, who is a seasoned entrepreneur, noted that the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration has created a very conducive environment for business development, stressing that if elected, his administration will invest more in small and medium scale enterprises and ignite economic activities in the rural communities.

He urged members of the Forum to register and collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to enable them contribute, through the ballot, to the sustenance of peace, security and development in the state.

The governorship hopeful appreciated to the group for the recognition and support and urged them to be law-abiding.

The occasion was chaired by Senator Aloysius Etok and had in attendance the Chairman, Uyo Capital City Development Authority (UCCDA), Prince Enobong Uwah, President, Akwa Ibom Business Community (AIBC), Mr. Lordswill Umani and leaders of the different business associations in the state under AIBC.

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