2023: Pastor Umo Eno Unveils Plans For Rural Dev

… as 5 over 5 Initiative Reassures PDP of Victory

By The Evangelist
November 5, 2022

As Akwa Ibom people continue in the count down to the 2023 governorship election, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Umo Eno has stated that rural development is a major component of his economic blueprint titled: “ARISE Agenda.”

Speaking at the official adoption of PDP candidates by a political group called 5 Over 5 Initiative, he noted that when elected, his administration plans to pay great attention to rural areas by renovating, reactivating and building of primary healthcare centres across the 329 political wards in the state, and other areas of need.

He disclosed plans to institute a free healthcare scheme for the elderly to further on the health policies of the current administration.

Pastor Eno who was the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Hotels and Tourism Board during the Obong Victor Attah led administration recalled that his first political appointment was by a son of the area adding that he will remain eternally grateful to Obong Attah and by extension, Ibesikpo Asutan.

The immediate past Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources maintained that the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration has made huge investments in the health sector especially in secondary healthcare, stressing that the focus of the next administration will be to further the strides.

He promised to run an all inclusive government, listen to the elders,  seek counsel from the traditional fathers, listen to youths, women, and all stakeholders for the developement of the state.

The seasoned entrepreneur emphasized that his administration will adopt the international developement approach by partnering with communities, creating Agricultural and ICT hubs for their developement.

He commended the group for the initiative and endorsement of PDP candidates, assuring them that he will not betray their trust and mandate.

Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Nsikan Linus Nkan said Pastor Umo Eno has the capacity to further developement in the state having succeesfully managed his private business for many years.

He stressed that the people of Ibesikpo Asutan were comfortable and happy with the choice of Pastor Umo Eno as the candidate of the PDP and the next governor of the state.

Also speaking, the Director-General of the group, Etubom David Jackson, described 5 over 5 Initiative as a state movement and assured everyone that members of the group are believers and crusaders of PDP.

He promised that the group was going to canvass for votes at the grassroots to ensure the victory of all PDP candidates in 2023.

In their separate remarks, the Member representing Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency, gHon. Aniekan Uko, Chairman of Ibesikpo Asutan LGA, Mrs. Akon Michael, and the Paramount Ruler, Edidem III, Clement F. Ekpenyong noted that Pastor Eno has demonstrated capacity, competence and character hence the entire Akwa Ibom people are queuing behind his candidacy for the 2023 elections.

The colourful ceremony held in the Council Hall of the area attracted the political class, traditional rulers, clergies, women and youths.

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