Isaac Job, Uyo
The search for Governor Emmanuel Udom’ successor has begun formally with the launching of a new political movement that will hopefully usher in another administration in Akwa Ibom State in 2023.
The governor disclosed this, through the Interim Coordinator of the movement and National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bar Emmanuel Enoidem, at a news conference titled: ‘Come Let’s Guard This Peace Together’ in Uyo.
Enoidem said that the new body would help in ushering in another governor in 2023.
He said that Udom would inaugurate the national leadership of the movement, at the appropriate time, in readiness for the 2023 campaign of the PDP in the state.
Enoidem said that the message of peace ahead of the 2023 general election has penetrated the 31 local government council areas of the state, saying that the National leadership of the group would be commissioned soon to hit the ground running.
”The message, which this movement has taken to the nooks and crannies of Akwa Ibom State, is that Peace remains a firm foundation and the anchor, which Governor Emmanuel Udom has built the strong pillars of development across all sectors of our state’s economy, ” he said.
Enoidem who was accompanied by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Ini Ememobong and the state Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) observed, “the industrialization drive in the state is enhanced by the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the state.
“The industries that are there to speak for themselves include Ibom Air, coconut refinery, Car Assembly plants and other cottage industries established by Governor Emmanuel Udom. All these have contributed to raise the living standard of our people through sustainable peace initiative of the present administration in Akwa Ibom.
“Today, with over seven aircrafts in the fleet counting, the very young, but award-winning Ibom Air project has become the airline that defines the path for the nation’s aviation sector and has also added beauty to the magnificent brand name that Akwa Ibom State has become.
“This historic endeavour is intended to make the legacy of peace in Akwa Ibom State enduring and sustainable by ingraining it in the minds and hearts of our people.
“His Excellency will formally unveil the movement and inaugurate the National Executive Committee of the movement. We therefore use this platform to invite all Akwa Ibom people to join us as we converge on the Nest of Champions by noon on that Friday for this historic event,” he said.