Ini Billie, Uyo
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno has saluted the judiciary for safeguarding democracy after the Election Petition Tribunal dismissed all cases brought against him by political opponents.
The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo in its rulings dismissed all the cases brought against Governor Umo Eno by Governorship Candidates of New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP), Senator John James Akpanudoedeghe; African Democratic Congress (ADC), Arch. Ezekiel Nya Etok, Action Alliance, Mr Akpan Jeremiah; Accord Party, Mr Emem Coffie; All Progressive Congress, (APC), Obong Akan Udofia, and Young Progressive Party, (YPP) Obong Bassey Albert Akpan respectively.
Reacting to his victory on Friday in Uyo, Eno applauded the judiciary for what he described as ‘the patriotic job’, saying his faith in the institution remains solid.
He invited the governorship candidates of the five political parties and all Akwa Ibom people to join him in his ARISE agenda to build a state founded on unity and brotherhood.
“I dedicate this victory to you, the people of Akwa Ibom State, who on March 18th, 2023, came out and massively voted for me to usher in the Golden Era in continuation of the giant strides we have experienced in this State, 36 years after creation.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank and celebrate the Nigerian judiciary for the patriotic job they are doing to safeguard and consolidate our democracy. My faith in this critical institution remains rock-solid.
“As I have always said, politics is over, it’s time for governance. I call on my brothers, Distinguished Senator John Akpanudoedeghe, Architect Ezekiel Nya-Etok, Obong Akanimo Udofia, Emem Coffie, Akpan Jeremiah and Distinguished Senator Obong Bassey Albert to join me in building a state, founded on shared aspirations for growth, development, unity and brotherhood.
“I may have been elected on the platform of the PDP, but I am a Governor for all Akwaibomites, irrespective of political labels. That’s what I promised to do, when I put my hands on the Bible on May 29th, 2023 and took my Oath of Office.
“I urge all Akwaibomites, to keep faith in God who is leading us aright as our State will soon witness a litany of projects across the thirty-one Local Government Areas, thus providing jobs for our youths.”
Let us therefore, ARISE, and together, usher in the Golden Era for us all!,” he stated.