Certificate of Return: Oku Ibom Ibibio Congratulates Pastor Umo Eno
… Urges Guber Candidate to Ignore Traducers
The President-General of the Akwa Ibom Traditional Rulers Council, and the Oku Ibom Ibibio, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk has congratulated Pastor Umo Eno for receiving his certificate of return as the Akwa Ibom Governorship flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The respected monarch registered his felicitation when Pastor Umo Eno paid him a visit shortly after his return from Abuja.
In his remarks, the Oku Ibom Ibibio commended the governorship candidate for the respect accorded him and his council of chiefs stressing that such was evidence of good upbringing.
The royal father emphasized that Pastor Eno is blessed and favoured, adding that from all indications so far, it was his appointed time and others should wait and pray for their turn.
He advised the PDP governorship Candidate to forgive and accommodate those throwing tantrums over his emergence, and urged him to open his arms of love to other aspirants who lost out in the race, in the interest of unity and peace of the State.
The monarch who added his voice in appreciation to God for the victory of Pastor Umo Eno at the primaries, further advised him not to bear grudge against those who are carrying out campaign of calumny against him in the media, but he should see their action as part of the challenges of the game of politics and the price you pay as a leader.
The visibly elated monarch praised God for what He has done for Akwa Ibom people through the nomination of Pastor Umo Eno, saying “what we are seeing today is not a mistake. Men can do whatever they wish but God has destined it to be so.”
Earlier while presenting the certificate of return to the Oku Ibom Ibibio, Pastor Umo Eno said the visit to the palace was a mark of respect for the traditional institution and the Oku Ibom Ibibio in particular.
He recalled that he consulted the royal fathers first before going out for the race, adding, “now that I have been given the certificate, I had to come back to show you that I am now a certified governorship candidate”
Pastor Eno commended the traditional institution for their support and prayers, and appealed for more especially as the general elections beckon.