Pastor Umoh Eno opens up on rumoured Governorship ambition
…. says he is qualified to run but!
The Honourable Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources for Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Paul Eno has opened up on his rumoured Governorship ambition stating that, although he is eminently qualified to run, he has not consulted anyone or declared for the race.
Pastor Eno who is a successful business man and Chief Executive Officer of Royalty Group of Hotels made the clarification when he hosted the Uyo Senatorial District Media Practitioners’ Forum, USDMPF, in a media chat in his Signature by Royalty Hotel complex, Ewet Housing, Uyo.
Pastor Eno who however insisted that, he is for now focused on serving his boss, His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel in the State Executive Council, noted that he is presently preoccupied with the task of rendering the needed services for the successful execution of the Completion Agenda.
While frowning at the rampant resort to publishing political blackmail and rumours as news by otherwise credible news mediums and purveyors, he charged media practitioners to always verify their stories before hitting the news stands with them.
Pastor Eno said he has not consulted anyone or group on his rumoured Governorship ambition but dismissed those who are claiming the Governorship as their exclusive preserve or right, maintaining that, as a bona-fide citizen of Akwa Ibom State, who hails from Nsit Ubium and Uyo Senatorial District where the office has been zoned to come 2023, nobody can disqualify him from the race.
He however made it clear that, his preoccupation is to deliver on his assignment as Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources and charged the USDMPF to partner his Ministry and propagate their achievements to the public.
He also pledged for support for Governor Udom Emmanuel insisting that, he will wholly support the Governor’s succession plan when God gives him direction.
Earlier, Chairman of the USDMPF, Deacon Ofonimeh Isong, who led the delegation to the parley, commended the Commissioner for his successful private sector engagement and bringing the same passion to public service.
Deacon Isong said the Forum is determined to set an agenda and shape the 2023 race with a view to help identify and project the best Governor from Uyo Senatorial District for the State.
The USDMPF Chairman stressed that, the forum has not aligned with any particular aspirant but will openly engage all of them to enable the Forum identify and support who has the best programme and vision for the State.
Other members of USDMPF who were in the parley include the Vice Chairman Mr Emmanuel Ndon, the Director of Contact and Mobilisation, Comrade Victor Ukpong , the Director of Online Media, Mr Utitofon Morgan, Public Relations Officer, Pastor Michael Joseph Okon, Special Assistants to Governor Emmanuel on Project Monitoring, Comrade Ernest Akpan and Mr Joseph Okon among others.