Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has thanked the people of Uyo Senatorial District for the overwhelming support given to the Peoples Democratic Party – PDP Governorship Candidate, Pastor Umo Eno ahead of next year’s general election.
Speaking at the Uyo Senatorial District PDP campaign flag-off held at the Unity Park in Uyo, the governor described Umo Eno as a man of capacity who will build on the economic foundation he has laid in the state in the last seven and a half years in office.
He encouraged the people to be steadfast in their support and not waver, asserting that it was time for the people to vote right in the upcoming election and choose credible leaders that will revive the economic potential of the country in line with what is obtainable in the state.
Earlier, the PDP candidate Pastor Umo Eno had thanked Governor Emmanuel for his developmental strides in the state, which he said has opened up the state for economic growth and promised to build on the legacy of industrialization to create jobs for the teeming youths.
Responding on behalf of the candidates for the senatorial district, the speaker of the state house of assembly, Aniekan Bassey thanked the people and the party for the confidence reposed in them, stressing that all the candidates are reliable and willing to serve. He pledged that the dividends of democracy will be delivered to the people.
In their separate goodwill messages, the representatives of the stakeholders of the senatorial district, the women, youths, and the students thanked Governor Emmanuel for all his support to the people and assured them that the PDP will emerge victorious in the 2033 elections.
Our correspondent Jane Uwa reports that Highpoint of the event was the presentation of flags to all the PDP standard bearers in the senatorial district by the State Chairman of the party Aniekan Akpan, as well as the reception of returnees to the party including a former member of Itu state constituency Idongesit Ituen and former chairman of Uyo local government area Ekerette Ekpenyong.