By evangelist.com.ng edition, Sunday October, 1, 2023.
Pastor Umo Eno, Governor of Akwa Ibom State has called on Senator John Akpanudoede, Ezekiel Nya-Etok, Akan Udofia, Emem Coffie, Akpan Jeremiah and Bassey Albert Akpan a.k.a OBA, the petitioners in the just concluded governorship election matter, to join him in building the state for growth, development, unity, and brotherhood.
Eno spoke while reacting to the judgment of the governorship election petition tribunal in Uyo which dismissed the petitions filed by Senator Albert and his party, the Young Progressives Party (YPP).
The governor said, “The Elections Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, following the earlier dismissal of the petitions brought by the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP), Governorship candidate, John James Akpan Udoedeghe, Architect Ezekiel Nya-Etok, of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Akpan Jeremiah of the Action Alliance (AA), Emem Coffie of the Accord Party (AP), Obong Akan Udofia of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and today, Distinguished Senator, Obong Bassey Albert Akpan, of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) again unanimously affirmed my victory as the duly elected Governor of our great State.
“I dedicate this victory to you, the people of Akwa Ibom State, who on March 18th, 2023, came out and massively voted for me to usher in the Golden Era in continuation of the giant strides we have experienced in this State, 36 years after creation.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank and celebrate the Nigerian judiciary for the patriotic job they are doing to safeguard and consolidate our democracy. My faith in this critical institution remains rock-solid. As I have always said, politics is over, its time for governance.
“I may have been elected on the platform of the PDP, but I am a Governor for all Akwaibomites, irrespective of political labels. That’s what I promised to do, when I put my hands on the Bible on May 29th, 2023 and took my Oath of Office”, the Governor said.