By Odo Ogenyi, Uyo
At least 13 political parties and six guber candidates who participated in last weekend’s guber elections in Akwa Ibom have congratulated the Governor-Elect, Pastor Umo Eno on his victory at the 2023 governorship elections in the state.
The political parties under the aegies of the Inter Party Advisory Council,IPAC, in a joint statement in Uyo yesterday said that the election of the PDP candidate was a manifestation of God’s divine plan to select the most qualified candidate to lead the state.
IPAC also assured Eno that the organisation would partner with his administration to foster the development of the state.
“Dear Governor-Elect, your resounding victory at the polls, is a further affirmation of the divine will of God at ensuring that not only the best candidate was elected and given the mandate by the people, but one who best understands where we are coming from as a people, where we are presently and the best route towards attaining and achieving our target destination.
“It is our hope and belief that in line with your avowed commitment to unite Akwa Ibom State and foster healing and true reconciliation, your reign as Governor from May 29, 2023, will signify and symbolize inclusiveness, selflessness godliness, peace, unity, and entrepreneurial development as encapsulated in your ARISE Agenda.
“Be rest assured that IPAC will continue to partner with you so that Akwa Ibom will continue to witness and enjoy steady, conscious, and progressive development which has become her trademark from 1999 till date.” The statement said.
The political parties include the Action Democratic Party, Labour Party, National Rescue Movement, African Democratic Congress, All Progressives Grand Alliance, All Peoples Party and African Action Congress, Zenith Labour Party, Action Alliance, Allied People’s Movement, Peoples Redemption Party, Boot Party and the Social Democratic Party.
The candidates including Mr Nsikak Hogan Thomas (Zenith Labour Party), Abasiekeme Mfonobong Ekanem (Action Alliance) Eyo Eyo Ekong (Allied People’s Movement), Sunday Francis Ekanem (Peoples Redemption Party), Mr Akan Ekpenyong (Boot Party), and Mrs Emem Monday Udoh (Social Democratic Party) conveyed their thoughts in separate messages of goodwill to the incoming Governor.
They said that despite campaigns and politicking it was clear that Eno won the heart of the people through his ARISE Agenda and expressed hope that he would satisfy the desires of the people.