As fears for Governor Udo Emmanuel’s preferred candidate to succeed him on May 29, 2023 rises astronomically and threatens the opposition, nay Sayers have now taken to news fabrication and creation of none existing scenarios to demarket Pastor Umo Eno who is variously rated in all quarters to be the best man for the prime job of the State.
One of such activities was yesterday’s publication of a yellow Journalism media house going with the name: “The Ibom Informer” in its edition Vol.5 No. 7 of Tuesday 12th April 2022 with a banner headline: “Last Minutes Change of Mind:
Gov Udom Jilts Pst Umo Eno…”
As this news spread and almost went viral, 9News Nigeria, an Australian based media house operating in Nigeria on franchise commissioned her South-South Bureau Editor to mobilize Reporters to accertain the veracity of the news and feed the newsroom back for publication.
A quick interrogation on the source of this news which could reorder the political equation of Akwa Ibom State if it was true, was found to be incorrect, unfounded, none existence.
Further interrogation was carried within Governor Emmanuel inner-circle/think thank and the Governor family members mentioned in the report, still 9News Nigeria came out with Pastor Umo Eno waxing stronger and in clean bill of health in political relationship with the Governor, political Stakeholders, the Maintain Peace Movement – MPM leadership other campaign organizations and all his pro socio-political groups.
Our investigations was also taken to the door steps of Nsit Ubium Distinct Professionals NUDP, an Nsit Ubium cluster of professionals monitoring the media space and other areas where dissenting voices could rise to infringe, impede or constitute nuisance on the gubernatorial ambition of Pastor Umo Eno one of their own.
Considering the posture of NUDP on Pastor Umo Eno ambition, 9News Nigeria telephonic verification of The Informer story with Lucy Daniel Vice Chairman of Nsit Ubium Distinct Professionals and Rev. Samuel Jonah a Stakeholder of the organization adjudged the content of the report as none existing and a failed attempt to demarket their son who is Akwa Ibom acceptable bride for the 2023 guber contest.
In furtherance of Nsit Ubium Distinct Professionals support for their own son, Samuel Jonah said: “Pastor Umo Eno Local Government Area is one of the safest domains in Akwa Ibom State and we intend to maintain peace in the area till the end of time. Thus our resolve to make our State Constituency habitable to all should be emulated by other LGAs”.
“Indigents from other LGAs should do same and not to heat the polity, so that Akwa Ibom State should still maintain her status of safest Haven she is known for in Nigeria”.
“NUDP principal aim and objective is to Defend, Protest and Promote every Indigent and heritage of Nsit Ubium LGA, thus we call on all Akwa Ibom citizen to join hands with us to produce Pastor Umo Eno as the Governor of Akwa Ibom State as we were always involved in the making of other Governors from other State Constituencies”, Jonah appealed.