PDP governorship aspirants set for battle in Abia, Delta, Akwa Ibom

Posted by News Express | 28 March 2022 | 643 times

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•Prof Gregory Ibe


An educationist and founder of Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, Prof Gregory Ibe, has joined the 2023 governorship contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Similarly, a federal lawmaker, Sheriff Oborevwori, has indicated interest in the governorship seat in Delta State.

Senator Bassey Akpan and Pastor Umo Eno are set for battle in Akwa Ibom, as the two aspirants picked their nomination documents last Thursday.

Akpan is set to battle Eno, who has been tipped as successor to incumbent Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel.

The governor had, a few days ago, unveiled Eno as his possible successor and had presented him to the people at a public function.

But that did not deter Senator Akpan, whose supporters described as the best man for the job.

Pastor Eno, who was accompanied to the PDP national secretariat in Abuja by a large number of Akwa Ibom political bigwigs, was thankful to the governor for finding him worthy as a possible successor.

He said the governor settled for him after consultations with stakeholders in the state, adding that Emmanuel and Akwa Ibom people believed in his vision.

On why others are joining the race, Eno said all interested aspirants have a right to test their strength at the primaries.

“Everyone has the right of expression you cannot take away from them. So just like I am being endorsed, other people also have been endorsed by young people. It’s a normal thing in a political process,” he added.

Abia State aspirant, Prof. Ibe, whose form was picked on his behalf by a support group, said he had a lot to offer his people.

His promoters said the educationist had made contributions to the development of Abia and that winning the governorship seat would give him the drive to do more for the people.

Delta State’s Oborevwori said having been in the House of Representatives in the past three years had equipped him for a more challenging elective office. (The Nation)


Source: News Express

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