…Amidst Pomp and Pageantry
…As the President General of IWADU, Other Top Akwa Ibom People Eulogize His Sterling Leadership Qualities
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A frontline 2023 gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Idorenyin Umo has amidst glowing tributes by top Akwa Ibom People unveiled his economic blueprint for the state.
Hon. Umo made the unveiling and presentation of his economic blueprint for the state at his Uyo residence yesterday as the large field in his compound was filled with family members, business associate, members of the clergy and top politicians when he officially declared his intention to run for the 2023 gubernatorial race in the state to members of his family, friends and business associates.
Speaking during the presentation, Hon. Idorenyin Umo formerly declared his intention to build a God’s inspired leadership in the state. He promised to harness available resources in the state to make life comfortable to the people. Hon. Umo who is a former lawmaker in the state stressed that he will invest in agriculture as the bedrock of economic development in the state by creating farm settlements across all the 31 local government areas in the state through public private partnership initiative, investing in large scale agriculture and creating land banks for agricultural investment in various communities in the state.
In the health sector, the gubernatorial hopeful who is a native of Ibiono Ibom LGA, promised to build primary, secondary and tertiary health facilities in the state and establish pharmaceutical companies in Akwa Ibom State.
Hon. Idorenyin Umo while speaking on his plans for the education sector in the state described education as the bedrock of development of any nation and promised to make training and retraining of teachers and instructors a priority to help them understand the current methodology of teaching and learning.
Speaking further, Hon. Idorenyin Umo also made a firm commitment to serve the people of the state through his leadership which will be void of exploitation and oppression. He stated that he will rather give priority to people-oriented programmes and projects that will have direct bearings on the people of the state. He referred people to read his complete blueprint on his dedicated website on www.idorenyin2023.com.
Responding, on behalf of the family, Pastor Godwin James, said with the present cankerworm of corruption bedeviling governance in the state and the nation, Akwa Ibom State needs a man with a sincere heart like Idorenyin Umo to serve the state. He noted that governance will become a very easy process when a sincere leader pilots the affairs of the state.
Also speaking, Mr. Godwin Okon, the President General of Ibiono Ibom Welfare and Development Union (IWADU) described Hon. Idorenyin Umo as a self-made- man who is better placed and equipped to lead Akwa Ibom State as a governor. Mr. Godwin Okon promised to speak for Hon. Idorenyin Umo in Ibiono Ibom Local Government.
Reacting to the gubernatorial ambition of Hon. Idorenyin Umo, Mrs. Ekom Udofia prayed God to give the aspirant the opportunity to serve in the state and described him as a very humble, fair but firm and selfless leader. According to her, “Idorenyin Umo is a very simple man and his focus is on the Lord. I just pray that God will give him the opportunity to serve the people. I strongly believe that even if he is contesting over a hundred people, the counsel of the Lord will stand.”
In her vote of thanks, Mrs. Uduakabasi Idorenyin James, the wife of the gubernatorial aspirant expressed gratitude to the family members, friends and business associates who honoured the invitation to witness the presentation of her spouse’s economic blueprint for the state and appealed to the people to spread the good news to others in the state to make the project a success.
The event which had in attendance family members of Hon. Idorenyin Umo, friends, business associates and members of the clergy climaxed with the symbolic release of Hon. Idorenyin James Umo by his family to run for the gubernatorial race in the state. Prayers were also offered to God for the success of the gubernatorial vision of Hon. Idorenyin Umo as was led by Pastor Ime Morgan.