The Maintain Peace Movement/Umo Eno Team for Governor has lauded delegates for their orderly and peaceful conduct during the primaries of the State Assembly and National Assembly primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State.
The group congratulated all the candidates nominated in the primaries and urged them to be magnanimous in victory and to brace up for the elections ahead.
The spokesperson of the team Prince Chris Abasieyo, commended the aspirants who lost nomination for displaying a high spirit of sportsmanship.
The spokesperson stated, ” We congratulate all the candidates nominated in the primaries and urge them to be magnanimous in victory and to brace up for the elections ahead.
“We appreciate our delegates for their orderly and peaceful conduct during the primaries.
We laud the election committee officials for conducting transparent, free and fair primaries.
“We urge any dissatisfied or aggrieved aspirant to take advantage of the appeal committee set up by the National Working Committee of the PDP and the reconciliation committee Governor Udom Emmanuel and the PDP in the state are planning to put in place.
“We appeal to our delegates to turn out enmass on Wednesday to elect the popular choice, Pastor Umo Eno, as the PDP Gubernatorial Candidate in Akwa Ibom State.
“We condemn the brazen and desperate attempt by a certain governorship aspirant to incite statutory delegates against Governor Udom Emmanuel as the cause of their exclusion from voting in the primaries.
“We state here with emphasis that if anyone should be blamed for the unfortunate situation, it is the said aspirant and some of his colleagues in the National Assembly who mischievously excluded statutory delegates in the Electoral Bill they passed.
“Neither Governor Udom Emmanuel nor any Governor was involved in what was purely a legislative business.
“We admonish the said aspirant to refrain from his penchant for blackmail, violence and entitlement mentality which he has become notorious for. Please let us continue to maintain peace in our state,” the Umo Eno team said in lauding the Akwa Ibom delegates.”