Following the verdict of the various election petition tribunals, Pastor Umo Eno, Akwa Ibom state governor, has underscored the importance of unity and shared heritage among Akwa Ibomites and Nigerians.
In a statement posted on his official X account, @_PastorUmoEno, he called for the renewal and deepening of a “kindred spirit” that transcends political affiliations and divisions.
In his message, Pastor Eno highlighted that the elections had concluded, and it was time for the people of Akwa Ibom to come together as one, emphasizing their shared identity as “Akwaibomites” before any political distinctions.
He stressed that politics should not be a divisive force that severed the ties of brotherhood and shared aspirations that bind the people of the state.
“I pledge to you that I will be governor for all Akwaibomites, irrespective of political persuasions or affiliations,” Pastor Umo Eno declared.
He also advocated for a collaborative approach to address the pressing challenges facing Akwa Ibom state.
The new governor’s emphasis on unity and common heritage made many of his followers on the micro-blogging platform happy.
Iniobong Bassey, an affiliate marketer, wrote:
”My dear governor, though I didn’t support you during the election, I’m impressed with the foundation that you’ve been building. Please be sincere with your life-touching policies. Be serious about the Ibaka deep seaport project, politics aside. Let’s develop our dear state.”
Governor Eno won in 29 of the 31 local government areas in the state with a total of 354348 votes during the election.