By The Evangelist News edition, Sunday , October 15, 2023. Admin.
It was a home coming of sorts for Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, when he paid a post-election “thank you” visit to Uyo Senatorial District for the overwhelming support he garnered during the March 18, 2023 poll.
At the occasion, Stakeholders, Ward Executives and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, faithful of Uyo Senatorial District converged on Ikot Ekwere, Nsit Ubium Local Government Area, the country home of Uyo Senatorial District Leader, Distinguish Senator Effiong Bob to receive their illustrious son.
Addressing the mammoth crowd of supporters, Governor Eno expressed appreciation to the political stalwarts and people of the district for having stood by him and worked for his emergence as Governor of the State and passionately sued for the support of the people to ensure a successful tenure of administration.
“We came here this evening, myself, my wife, members of my team, including the Deputy Governor and all of our team working together to say to Uyo Senatorial District in the house of our distinguished political leader thank you so much.
“Thank you first for having endorsed my candidacy, my aspiration and standing firmly across party lines to support me.
“In this Uyo Senatorial District, I am not sure that we recognized any other Political Party.
“We want to thank you for standing by one of your own. That is what we have come to do. We have gone round all the senatorial districts. Why we went there was to say to them thank you”, he stated.
Governor Eno said that his administration will deploy the A.R.I.S.E. Agenda model to take development to the hinterland of Uyo Local Government Area by ensuring that it births a signature project as replicated in other senatorial districts of the State while furthering on the Uyo Development Master plan.
“The development of Uyo Capital City is mandatory for every administration since Uyo is the State Capital.
“But it would be more remarkable to develop interior communities within Uyo.
“As we do in other local Government, there are projects we call signature projects, in Ikot Ekpene we have the international market, In Eket Senatorial District we are working hard to bring investors for the Ibom Deep Sea Port so Uyo must also have a signature project.
“Please note that any project cited at the Wellington Bassey Way is not for Uyo local Government but a State Project”, he noted.
The Governor who assured that his tenure will witness abundance of wealth and developments, warned against divisive tendencies, saying it will be counterproductive to the vision of his administration and craved for the measure of support enjoyed from the district when others held forth the realm of power.
Earlier, the host and leader of Uyo Senatorial District, Senator Effiong Bob, commended the governor for deeming it necessary to go round to appreciate the districts for supporting him to emerge governor of the State in line with his promise during the electioneering process and expressed the delight of the people of the district to receive him as their own.
He said that his people were proud of him and pledged to give him maximum support throughout his stay in office.
Senator Bob also communicated the affirmation of the Uyo people to Governor Eno’s coordinated and impressive strides within his few days in office, lauding the conception and implementation strategy of the A.R.I.S.E Agenda.
On his part, the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kufreabasi Edidem, led a session of vote of confidence passed on Governor Umo Eno, followed by presentation of symbolic gifts by the leader of Uyo Senatorial District to reaffirm the solidarity of the people with the governor.
Secretary to the State Government, Prince Enobong Uwah, pointed out that the Governor’s gesture of returning to thank his people spoke volumes of his disposition towards the people of Uyo Senatorial District and therefore called on the people to rally support for the success of the administration.