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It was a galore at Use Ndon in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area as party members and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) converged to receive the consultation team of Pastor Umo Eno.

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Receiving the train at the residence of the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, the people expressed love and appreciation to the consultation team for the visit.

Speaking on behalf of Ibiono stakeholders, the Member Representing Ibiono Ibom State Constituency, Hon. Godwin Ekpo assured the aspirant of the support and solidarity of Ibiono Ibom people in the forthcoming PDP gubernatorial primary and elections in 2023 and admonished him to remember the Ibiono Ibom people when he becomes Governor.

He reassured him that Ibiono Ibom has already vowed to support Governor Emmanuel’s completion agenda and succession plan.

On his part, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememonong, commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for recognizing Ibiono Ibom people by appointing them into different positions in his administration as well as the roads constructed in the area.

In his opening remarks, the Director-General of Campaigns for Umo Eno, Amb. Assam Assam, SAN, described Ibiono Ibom as a community rooted in culture, tradition, and religion with a people of conviction, and called on them to adopt, endorse and support Pastor Umo Eno.

On his part, the National Chairman of Maintain Peace Movement (MPM), Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, said the emergence of Pastor Umo Eno is the will of God and as believers in God, they are bound to accept the will of God in good faith.

Addressing the enthusiastic crowd that had gathered to honour him, the frontline PDP aspirant, Pastor Umo Eno said he is an adopted son of Ibiono Ibom who values the relationship he has had with them over the years.

According to him, “I quite understand your peculiar situation now. You have prominent sons who have shown interest in the same position I am eyeing. I understand your inclination to want to support your sons. The seat will be for one person but the decision is in your hands. Long before the Governor made his pronouncement on me, Comr. Ini Ememobong’s father was in my office. He prayed for me and adopted me as his son.

“Therefore, Ibiono, behold your adopted son is here. I am seeking your support to serve as governor. I have seen great sons of Ibibio supporting this cause of ours. I feel comfortable being around these great people. See me as your adopted son and in-law. Ibiono is home for me. I came home to my people. Support me to win and together we shall make Ibiono Ibom great”.

Pastor Eno, a seasoned businessman who is the Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, promised to establish an agro-industry in Ibiono Ibom to promote agricultural value chain and also promised to site a General Hospital in the area when he emerges governor.

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“Ibiono is known as the food basket of the State. Within my first year in office, I will ensure that a full complement of agro-allied firms is sited in Ibiono. Ibiono is overdue for a General Hospital. This will be made possible within my first year too. We must empower Ibiono Ibom and ensure that we create an agricultural business belt and value chain for the State. This is part of our strategic working document,” he said.

Other stakeholders of Ibiono Ibom who were present were Obong Ememobong Essien (Mkpisong Ibibio), former House of Assembly member, Hon. Ime Okon, former Chairmen of Council, party stalwarts, the Youths, women of the area, among others.

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