African Church Youth Group Endorses Akwa Ibom PDP Guber Candidate

African Church Youth Group Endorses Akwa Ibom PDP Guber Candidate


Ahead of the March 11, 2023 governorship and State Assembly polls, the youths of African Church in Akwa Ibom State have declared support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Pastor Umo Eno.

The youths said they took the decision not only because of Eno’s competence and capacity but because of his Godly virtues and peaceful dispositions.

In a New year solemn Assembly of the Church held in Uyo, the State capital at the weekend, the provincial youth President, Prince Enobong Oku charged the youths not to sit on the fence and missed the opportunity of choosing a God fearing man who has the capacity to provide employment to the youths as he was doing even before seeking the office of a governor.

Oku said the church cannot afford to go back to the era of intimidations and politically motivated killings recalling that a member of the African Church was killed in the past due to his parallel views of the government of the day.

While assuring the support of the from the 26 out of 31 local government areas of the state where the church is sited, the president said the time has come for the youths to change their destiny in their hands.

His words, “In tune with the season which places on us the responsibility of facilitating good governance through our involvement in political activities, I charge all the youths and the church as a whole to join the trend and not sit on the fence.

“In the previous administration, a member of the African Church was gruesomely murdered in church. It is against this backdrop that we unanimously state that the church does not want to go back to those dark days of politically-motivated killings. Therefore, the youth of The African Church have resolved to support the succession plan of the governor for the peace we are enjoying presently to be sustained.

“The biggest blessing God has given to the church in Akwa Ibom is peace, and we will protect it by all means. On this strength, the youth of the church at the local, diocesan and provincial levels across the state are gathered here today with the charge for all to go and mobilize support for Pastor Umo Eno. “

In his homily earlier, the former Primate of the Church, Most Rev. Emmanuel Udofia urged Christians especially those in politics not to be discouraged by criticisms and attacks saying that when a Christian is in God’s plan to rescue mankind, he would be faced with persecutions alluding it to the persecutions the Apostles of Christ faced.

He said, “If you make yourself available to serve the people, be ready to face persecutions, be ready to face obstacles but have this at the back of your mind, if you are in plans of the Almighty God, you will surely come out victorious. Anyone on the right path to fulfill God’s purpose is bound to face opposition.”

In his remarks, Pastor Eno assured all present that if elected in the forthcoming election, every local government area will experience tangible government presence within the first six months.

He noted that the calculated attempts at distracting him with frivolous litigations, coupled with the litany of endorsement by Akwa Ibom people had made him even more determined to win the election and serve the state with all his heart and righteous anger.

Describing himself as a selfless leader, Pastor Eno maintained that he loves and believes in Akwa Ibom State hence his decision to invest in the state many years ago, adding that his treasures are in the state and would do everything to protect them.

Pastor Eno who is a seasoned entrepreneur with investment interest in the hospitality and tourism industry, disclosed that he has carried out a needs assessment of all the local government areas in the state and was well equipped to further on the development strides of the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration.

According to him, the administration of Governor Emmanuel came with the mantra of industrialization, and has successfully achieved on this agenda, adding that the next administration would focus on rural development and entrepreneurship.

Eno while urging the people to get their PVCs lauded the African Church and other churches for taking the bold step to support peace, righteousness and the ARISE Agenda, affirming that not only will they enjoy dividends of democracy but he would not disappoint the church and Akwa Ibom people as a whole.

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