March 08, (THEWILL) – The Director of National Media of Maintain Peace Movement (MPM) and Umo Eno Campaign Organization, Mr. Anietie Usan has disclosed that over 600 support groups have emerged to support the aspiration of Pastor Umo Eno, the preferred successor to the incumbent governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Udom Emmanuel to emerge in 2023.
Usen disclosed while Inaugurating the 12 members executive committee for Friends of Umo Eno League (FUEL) in Uyo, the state capital.
Mr. Usen, who doubles as the chairman of Friends of Umo Eno League said that Pastor Umo Eno’s aspiration is divine, foreseeing that what will happen in the state in 2023 will shock everyone.
The veteran journalist disclosed that the league will supersede every other group in terms of support for Governor Udom Emmanuel’s completion agenda and preferred choice of successor for 2023.
Addressing supporters after the inauguration, the media director said the support group would be unusual in its approach to ensure that the aspiration of Umo Eno as the choice of the incumbent governor would be a total success.
“It is an unusual political group out to make a difference. I accept the responsibility wholeheartedly.”
“I will explore all the experiences that God has given me and bring them to bear in the success of Umo Eno as the governor of Akwa Ibom come 2023.”
“Umo Eno support group is not just a movement of the people. It is also the movement of the host of heaven.”
He said God is ready to tell Akwa Ibom people that He is the one who chooses the leader and enthroned kings for the people.
He thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel, not just for discovering Pastor Umo Eno, but also for identifying his qualities and character of humility, integrity, and vigorous entrepreneurial mindset, thereby endorsing him to continue the good work the governor is doing. He predicted that Akwa Ibom people will have cause in the nearest future to look back and thank Governor Udom Emmanuel for endorsing Umo Eno, whom he described as a man of depth and insight in the operations of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
“Umo Eno is a guru in SMEs and MSMEs. SMEs and MSMEs are the engine rooms of both developing and developed economies around the world. His credentials as one of the most successful indigenous entrepreneurs, a staff strength of more than 2000 and a monthly salary bill of more than N26 million speaks volume about the unique capacity and pedigree of this particular governorship aspirant to advance the entrepreneurial spirit of Akwa people and build the capacity of the coming generation,” Usen maintained.
He recalled that governor Udom Emmanuel brought Umo Eno to serve in the state cabinet and within two years, he became the governor’s preferred aspirant and choice successor for 2023, informing that FUEL would be inaugurated across the 31 local government areas in the state.
Also speaking at the occasion, the chairman of the National Steering Committee Of the Support Group, Barr. Udosen, described FUEL as a unique and novel political support group, adding that the newly inaugurated state and LGAs Excos are called upon to “walk with Umo Eno, work with him and win with him.”
THEWILL reports that FUEL was founded in 2020, initially as a prayer group in All Nations Christian Ministry International, to pray for Umo Eno, the founder and presiding pastor of the church, when he was appointed as Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources in Akwa Ibom state. The group was on a prolonged prayer and fasting even on the day that Governor Udom and key political, religious, and traditional stakeholders met on Sunday, January 30, and endorsed Pastor Eno as the preferred successor to Governor Udom Emmanuel.
Those elected into the executive positions in FUEL included: Mr. Anietie Usen, journalist and author as the first State Chairman of the organization. At its first and well-attended State Congress held in Uyo, March 7, 2022, the Chairman of the National Steering Committee of FUEL, Barr. Emmanuel Udosen, also announced the State Executive Council, Excos of the organization to include Dr. Udeme Udofia (Vice Chairman, Uyo Senatorial District); Dr. Anthony Leo Umana (Vice Chairman, Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District), and Engineer Daniel Abia (Vice Chairman, Eket Senatorial District). The State Secretary of the Support Group is Pastor Tony Okpoho, while the State Legal Adviser is Barr. Udo Joseph Assamudoh. Both the 19-man State Excos and 31 LGA chapters of the group were sworn in by a renowned legal luminary, Barr. Oluwole Akinditure.