By The Evangelist News edition, Wednesday, January 17, 2024.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has welcomed the new State Independent National Electoral Commissioner, Commissioner, REC, Mr. Isah Shaka Ehimeakhe to the State.
The Governor stated this, when the State’s new Resident Electoral Commissioner paid a courtesy call on him, at Government House, Uyo, as part of his familiarization tour of the state.
Governor Eno acknowledged the Commission’s record of conducting credible elections over time in the State describing the recent Supreme Court verdict on the March 18, 2023 guber election in the State as a collective victory and affirmation of INEC’s integrity in the conduct of elections in the State.
“We trust that you will continue to maintain a very neutral stand in your conduct as always.
“For us as a people, we believe that the will of the people should always be respected, and people should vote their conscience in elections.
He observed that elections in Akwa Ibom State have always generally been peaceful, fair and credible and commended INEC for creating the level playing field for such to happen.
The new Akwa Ibom REC, Mr. Isah Shaka Ehimeakhe, thanked the Governor for the warm reception to the State and said his visit was to pay the Governor a courtesy call.
He pledged the continuos determination of the Commission to to deepen democratic culture and inclusive electoral processes that will always uphold the will of the people.