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2023: PDP Ward Chairmen Lead By Obong Uduak Edim (Swagger) Declares Support For Gov Udom Emmanuel Succession Plan

– Assures state PDP chairman Eld Aniekan Akpan of total victory at the polls
By Emmanuel Ikpe

Forum of Ward Chairmen, current and former of the People Democratic Party PDP in Akwa Ibom says they have declared its unalloyed support for the Completion Agenda and Succession Plan of the state governor Mr Udom Emmanuel to produce a successor in the person of Pastor Umo Bassey Eno.
As contain in the resolution of the forum reached after an enlarged meeting on Tuesday 26th April 2022 at Clock 9 event place in Uyo the state capital, the group said
that they we are pleased to identify with Gov. Udom Emmanuel’s succession plan and have accepted to work for its actualization in their various domain, as a sign of their love for him over his live torching projects in the state since 2015 and as a commitment to their avowed loyalty to his leadership.

The statements reads in part: “in view of the prevailing situations surrounding the political landscape of Akwa Ibom State and the need to put records straight and for the purpose of setting agenda for our members/stakeholders to ensure that the success of the 2023 general elections is guaranteed and achievable for the benefits of the party, PDP and the generality of Akwa Ibom people.

We the members and stakeholders of the Forum of Chair of Chairs, comprising of all the current and former Ward Chairmen of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, represented by Chairmen of the Forum from different local government areas and Federal Constituencies, having meet in several occasions with members and key stakeholders, as was convened by the State Officer of the Party, a former Chairman and current Coordinator of the Forum, Obong Uduak Edim (Swagger) have resolve thus:

(2) That as followers and firm supporters of His Excellency, the governor Mr Udom Emmanuel, who believes in the continuous industrialization of our state and jobs creation for our youth and the direction shown by him towards 2023 elections, we have accepted to toe the direction of Mr Udom Emmanuel towards his preferred successor, Pastor Umo Bassey Eno to become the governor of Akwa Ibom State comes 2023.

Going forward, the forum says that they have offer to work in their collective Wards with relevant stakeholders across the 31 LGAs of the State to ensure that the prevailing peace in Akwa Ibom State is maintain within the electioneering campaign period and beyond the 2023 elections, knowing very well that development and good governance can only thrive in an atmosphere of peace.

The forum says she understand that governor Udom Emmanuel was lead by God to choose Pastor Umo Eno as his preferred successor and expressed the believe that “That Same God” who stood with him to win in the era of “War Saw War”, “federal might” mantra will stand by him to produce a successor in the person of Pastor Umo Eno come 2023.

While appreciating the governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel for his leadership qualities and industrialization drive, thanked the State Chairman of the party, Rt Hon Elder Aniekan Akpan for steering the wheel of leadership of the party well.
“even as we continue to uphold our avowed loyalty and steadfastness to the progress, unity and success of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the state beyond 2023; We know that the state chairman of the party is a great leader, who have stabilized the party since assumption of office and we again assure him of our total support to clinch all round victory at the polls in the 2023 general elections for the party in the State”, they added.
The forum said it also endorses Pastor Umo Bassey Eno based on his zeal for youth development and willingness to address issues with public interest in focus, expertise and enterprise achievement; that if eventually elected, Pastor Umo Eno will continue with the industrial policies of Gov Udom Emmanuel and sustain the much needed peace the state is enjoying now.

Consequently, the forum have called on all members of the Forum of Chair of Chairs, PDP officials, party members and stakeholders to align and support the party, PDP in the state, and to mobilize support for the succession plan of Gov Udom Emmanuel and vote for Pastor Umo Eno at the PDP primary and general elections come 2023.

These decisions taken with firm support for the party, PDP, Gov Udom Emmanuel succession plan and Pastor Umo Eno’s 2023 governorship ambition was signed by 277 members out of 329 members cutting across the 329 Wards, 10 Federal Constituencies and three Senatorial Districts that made up the state.

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