2023: Gov. Udom Emmanuel Of Akwa Ibom State Presents His Chosen Successor | CABLE REPORTERS


... As Akwa Ibom stakeholders select, anoint and bless Pastor Umo Bassey Eno as Governor Udom Emmanuel Succession.   

Governor Udom Emmanuel has finally ended months of speculations and permutations with the presentation of one of his cabinet members to succeed him as Governor in 2023.

At a well attended PDP Stakeholders' Meeting which took place this evening at the Governor's Lodge, in Uyo, Governor Udom Emmanuel, after months of seeking the face of God, finally announced his Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, Pastor  Umo Eno, as his preferred  choice to succeed him.

Former Governor, Obong (Arc) Victor Attah, thereafter made the  formal presentation of  Pastor Eno to the Stakeholders which comprises major and leading political chieftains from the three Senatorial Districts, who all applauded the choice and pledged to work towards his   emergence as the Governor of the State come 2023.

Pastor Eno spoke passionately and emotionally about how he grew up in the Police barracks and how dreary and challenging those days were, but he summoned hope  to overcome those difficulties. 

He  said he was grateful to God and to  Governor Emmanuel for finding him worthy of the onerous task to lead the people of the State and continue the people-focused  and developmental strides of Governor Udom Emmanuel .

Bishop Uma Ukpai and the Prelate Emeritus of the Methodist  Church of Nigeria, Dr. Sunday Mbang prayed for his success, a sentiment that was re-echoed by the Oku Ibom Ibibio and Chairman of State Council of Chiefs, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk.

Among those who attended the event, were  the Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo, MFR, Speaker of the State House  of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, Senators Akon Eyakenyi, Effiong  Bob, Ibok Essien, Aloysius Etok, former Deputy Governor, Etim Okpoyo,  Member, representing Etinan Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Onofiok Luke, PDP Party Chairman, Elder Aniekan Akpan, Barrister Emmanuel Enoidem, the National Coordinator of the Maintain Peace Movement, (MPM) . Hon Pat Ifon, Member representing Eket Federal Constituency at the National Assembly and Member, PDP BOT, Chief Nduese Essien, a former Minister of Housing, Ambassador Assam Assam, SAN, Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Russia ,  Fathers of Faith, and other  leading members of the state’s political class.


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