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Akwa Ibom 2023: PDP candidate, Pst. Umo Eno, receives major boost as Reps member drops ambition, declares support for him

Pastor Umo Eno and Hon. Luke in a warm embrace
Pastor Eno, Hon. Luke with the Royal Fathers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno has received a major boost with the endorsement from fellow governorship aspirant Rt. Hon. Barr Onofiok Luke, the member representing Etinan Federal Constituency in the National Assembly.

An excited Pst. Umo Eno eulogized Rt. Hon. Luke as a humble, honest and sincere br

other who is passionate about the development of the State.

He has also promised to partner with the Etinan Federal House of Representatives’ member in his quest to sustain the peace and economic development in the state.

Speaking at the Palace of the Oku Ibom Ibibio and President General of the Akwa Ibom State Traditional Rulers Council, shortly after Barr Luke collapsed his campaign structure and support base for him, Pastor Eno promised to integrate all his supporters and work together with Luke in the overall interest of the state.

He used the occasion to share his blueprint with the erstwhile Governorship aspirant, assuring that his governorship ambition was borne out of the need to deploy his experience in managing businesses with the aim of supporting and encouraging people in small and medium scale enterprises to grow.

The member representing Etinan Federal Constituency, Rt Hon Luke, who stunned the paramount rulers at the Palace, declared his support for Pastor Eno’s ambition with a call on his supporters to queue behind the PDP Candidate.

He said the reconciliation meeting was symbolic because it was instituted by his fathers and as a child from a humble home, he couldn’t disobey the monarchs.

“It would have been very difficult for me to be convinced if this meeting had been at the instance of any other set of people.

“I never haboured any intention to betray my party PDP because everything I have achieved, has been made possible by the PDP,” Barr Luke stated.

The Oku Ibom Ibibio and Paramount Ruler of Nsit Ubium from where both men hail, insisted that he was bent on ensuring that politics does not divide his children.

Ntenyin Etuk, who orchestrated the reconciliation in the presence of other paramount rulers said as a father he could not stay alive to watch his children stay at opposite directions.

He advised Pastor Eno to carry his brother and others along, as more hands make the job a lot easier.

“It is like a farm, with more hands, the weeding is easier,” he said.

Pastor Eno was accompanied to the meeting by his running mate, Senator Akon Eyakenyi, Secretary of MPM, Prince Enobong Uwah, House of Assembly Member, Otobong Bob, former PDP Chairman and House of Representatives Candidate, Paul Ekpo, major players in the state’s private sector, Engr. Uwem Okoko (Hensek) and Elder Aniefiok Johnny (Nsik Motors) among others.

Royal fathers at the event were, Uyo – Edidem Sylvanus Okon, Eket – Obong Etim C. Abia, Esit Eket – Edidem Ubong Assam, Ikot Abasi – Edidem Udo Joe Ntuk Obom, Nsit Atai – Edidem Peter Effiong Okon, Ibesikpo Asutan – Etebom Clement Ekpenyong, Onna – Edidem Raymond Timothy Inyang, and Ibiono Ibom- Okuku (Dr.) Ime Udousoro

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