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Several encomiums have continued to pour in from friends and associates over the Governorship ambition of the IBBIL boss, Hon. Idorenyin Umo, the governorship aspirant for the 2023 general elections under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The people spoke in glowing terms about his aspiration, saying that the former legislator is the best hand for the plump job in Akwa Ibom State.
According to Barr. Etim, a legal luminary, “I learnt humility and creativity from that man. He is a very creative and humble man, and I later got to know that he is a silent philanthropist who doesn’t like to be announced. He helps a lot, but he doesn’t blow his trumpet. He is a very straight-forward man, he doesn’t pretend, but speaks the truth as it were. Indeed, if he joins the race as God willing, we know he has what it takes to transform the State and stabilize the system by curtailing excesses as well as utilizing resources and conserving it for the use of the masses, not for political godfathers. Honourable Idorenyin Umo is an independent-minded person who, if given power, would really utilize it. He has what it takes to transform this state. He single-handedly built his Company without making noise. I encourage him to go into the race and God who is the ultimate decider, would perfect everything concerning him”.
To a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the State, Barr. James Essien, his relationship with Hon. Idorenyin Umo spans over two decades, “I have known Hon. Idorenyin Umo for over 20 years, even before he became a member of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. He has been a consistent Christian. The implication is that he has a standard. He has served his community, particularly in the area of preparing our children for the School Certificate examination. I’ve worked with him on one or two companies to ensure that computer education could be introduced nationally. He has the character, competence and antecedence that are adequate for governance. He will stand for the truth, maintain integrity and show forth the fear of the Lord”.
On his Part, a Don, Dr. Nnyanga Akpan confirmed that the IBBIL boss is the best hand for the Governorship seat in Akwa Ibom State come 2023. His words: “I know Hon. Idorenyin Umo to be a very vocal person, caring and yet unperturbed. He is very objective, visionary, focused and not easily carried away by issues. I can say this because in his business which has now metamorphosed into a full scale computer education, he is very focused. I think if he applies that pulsatile leadership in providing direction for the running of governance in the state, he would be a very successful administrator. He is very willing to work with anybody who has something to offer, without ethnic or tribal discrimination. I think that some of these qualities give him advantage. He has been around in the State, and knows every nooks and crannies of the State, and knows what can be done to turn around the fortune of a State like Akwa Ibom”.
A Professor of Medicine in the University of Calabar, Prof. Obot Essien Antia-Obong had this to say about the governorship hopeful, “Hon. Idorenyin Umo is a vibrant young man. He has been very active in community development and in many areas, people have benefitted from him, especially from his hometown. He is a very honest person, straight-forward and very broad in his approach. In the House of Assembly, his voice was strongly heard. He is a prominent business man and very dependable. On the private sector, his business has been very useful in exposing a lot of persons to the computer. He is very simple and down-to-earth. With the attributes of this young man, if he is given a higher office, certainly, Akwa Ibom will do better.”