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Six guber candidates, 13 parties congratulate Akwa Ibom gov-elect Umo Eno

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Inter-party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC), Akwa Ibom Council, described Pastor Umo Eno’s victory as confirmation of God’s divine will in ensuring that not only the best candidate was elected and given the mandate by the people, but also one who best understands where the people of the state are coming from, where they are currently, and the best route towards attaining and achieving target destination. Pastor Umo Eno is the new governor of Akwa Ibom State.

This was stated in a statement that Mr. Ubong Emmanuel, Chairman of the IPAC Akwa Ibom State Council, signed.

He claimed that 13 political parties and six of the governorship candidates who ran for office in Akwa Ibom State congratulated Eno on his victory.

The contenders are: Mr. Nsikak Hogan Thomas (Zenith Labour Party), Mrs. Emem Monday Udoh (Action Alliance), Sunday Francis Ekanem (Peoples Redemption Party), Eyo Eyo Ekong (Allied People’s Movement), and Mr. Abasiekeme Mfonobong Ekanem (Action Alliance) (Social Democratic Party). They each sent a well-wisher note to the incoming governor to express their ideas.

They claimed that despite their campaigns and political maneuvering, it was obvious that Eno had won the public’s support with his ARISE Agenda and that they had voiced hope that he would fulfill their needs.

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Similarly, the political parties said in a joint statement that God’s divine intention to choose the best qualified candidate to lead the state was manifested in Uyo Sai through the election of Eno.
Coming under the aegis of Inter Party Advisory Council, made up of chairmen of various political parties, they described Eno as the will of God for the state.

“Dear Governor-elect, your resounding victory at the polls is a further affirmation of the divine will of God at ensuring that not only the best candidate was elected and given the mandate by the people, but one who best understands where we are coming from as a people, where we are presently and the best route towards attaining and achieving our target destination.”

The opposition parties expressed optimism that Eno’s ARISE Agenda would serve as a means to promote both economic growth and social cohesion throughout his term as governor of the state.

“It is our hope and belief that in line with your avowed commitment to unite Akwa Ibom State and foster healing and true reconciliation, your reign as Governor from May 29, 2023 will signify and symbolise inclusiveness, selflessness godliness, peace, unity, and entrepreneurial development as encapsulated in your ARISE Agenda.”

The political parties include Action Democratic Party (ADP), Labour Party (LP), National Rescue Movement(NRM), African Democratic Congress(ADC), All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA), All Peoples Party (APP), and African Action Congress(ACC).

Others are: Zenith Labour Party(ZLP), Action Alliance(AA), Allied People’s Movement(APM), Peoples Redemption Party(PRP), Boot Party(BP), and Social Democratic Party(SDP).

 

 

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Muhajid Alhaji Abubakr Dokubo-Asari Congratulates Governor Siminlayi Fubara on His First Year in Office

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Muhajid Alhaji Abubakr Dokubo Asari, a proud advocate for resource control and good governance in the Niger Delta, extends congratulations to His Excellency, Governor Siminlayi Fubara, on reaching his one-year milestone as Governor of Rivers State.

According to Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari, Governor Fubara’s leadership has been characterized by patience, wisdom, and a commitment to peace, key components in resolving conflicts and promoting unity in Rivers State. With Governor Fubara leading the way, there is hope for a future of growth and development, free from division and discord.

Rivers State boasts abundant natural resources that, when properly utilized, can elevate the region into an economic powerhouse, creating opportunities and prosperity for its people. By following in the footsteps of the visionary founding fathers of Rivers State, like Chief Harold Dappa-Biriye and Chief Godfrey Kio Jaja Amachree, who championed unity and inclusivity, it is possible to build a united and prosperous future for all.

As we celebrate this important milestone, Muhajid Alhaji Abubakr Dokubo-Asari calls on all residents of Rivers State to embrace peace, forgiveness, and inclusivity. By working together with Governor Fubara, regardless of political differences, a brighter and more prosperous future for Rivers State is within reach.

In closing, Muhajid Alhaji Abubakr Dokubo-Asari commends Governor Fubara’s achievements and dedication to equitable development across the state. With unity and collaboration, the wounds of the past can be healed, paving the way for a better tomorrow for all those who call Rivers State home.

Congratulations to Governor Fubara on this significant milestone – may your leadership continue to inspire greatness in all.

Muhajid Alhaji Abubakr Dokubo Asari is a respected advocate for human rights and good governance, unafraid to challenge the norm and fight for the rights of his people. As the Paramount Ruler of Edi Abali Group of War Canoe and Chieftain of the Kalabari kingdom in Rivers State, he remains committed to the betterment of the region and its people.

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Senator Godswill Akpabio Endorsed as Sole Candidate for 2027 Senatorial District Election

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Thousands of constituents from Akwa Ibom Northwest (Ikot Ekpene) Senatorial district gathered at the Ikot Ekpene township stadium to endorse Senator Godswill Akpabio as the sole candidate for the 2027 senatorial district election, three years ahead of the next general election.

The motion for Akpabio’s adoption was initiated by Minister of Petroleum Resources (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo, and supported by House of Representatives member for Ikot Ekpene federal constituency, Patrick Umoh. Ekpo urged all intending Senate aspirants to support Akpabio’s candidacy for the benefit of the area, Akwa Ibom state, and Nigeria.

Responding to the endorsement, Akpabio expressed gratitude to his constituents and pledged to attract more development to the district. He emphasized the significance of the endorsement, stating that it sends a clear message to the Independent National Electoral Commission to only recognize his candidacy.

Akpabio also solicited continued support from his constituents, emphasizing his commitment to working with President Bola Tinubu to address Nigeria’s challenges.

Governor Umo Eno commended Senator Akpabio and the constituents for their support and promised to intensify efforts in delivering democracy dividends to the people, while showcasing Akwa Ibom State as a unified entity.

Deputy Senate President, Senator Jubril Barau, led over 80 National Assembly members to the event, expressing their confidence in Akpabio’s leadership abilities. Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, lauded Akpabio for his legislative achievements, particularly in passing the South East Development Commission Bill.

The event highlighted the unity and solidarity among Akwa Ibom constituents and their endorsement of Akpabio’s leadership for the upcoming senatorial election.

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IPG Warns Senator Akpabio Against Discrediting Senate President’s Office

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The Ibomites for Progressive Governance (IPG), a burgeoning socio-political organization, has issued a stern warning to Senator Godswill Akpabio to refrain from undermining the dignity of the esteemed office of the Senate President.

The group’s caution comes in response to remarks attributed to Senator Akpabio, wherein he purportedly claimed that his wife, Ekaette Akpabio, was denied entry to the Government House in Uyo when she attempted to deliver a letter requesting a courtesy visit to former Governor Udom Emmanuel.

During a reception held in his honor in Ikot-Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Senator Akpabio allegedly asserted that his wife was left waiting at the Government House gate for an extended period without access to the premises.

In a swift response, IPG’s National Secretary, Mr. Chris Effiong, denounced Senator Akpabio’s statement as “a baseless fabrication,” emphasizing that Mrs. Akpabio is not a messenger and urged the Senator to exercise restraint in his public statements.

The group refuted the incident described by Senator Akpabio, asserting that there is no evidence to support his claims. They challenged him to provide proof of the alleged occurrence, highlighting that the former First Lady typically travels with a team of aides, including media personnel who would have documented such an incident if it occurred.

IPG expressed deep concern over Senator Akpabio’s apparent animosity towards former Governor Udom Emmanuel, warning against the propagation of intentional falsehoods that tarnish the reputation of public figures.

In conclusion, IPG called on Senator Akpabio to desist from fabricating malicious narratives and acknowledge the importance of upholding the dignity of the Senate President’s office, a position of national significance.

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