A group supporting the succession plan of Governor Udom Emmanuel, Maintain Peace Movement (MPM) has said that the formation was aimed at ensuring that whoever succeeds governor Udom Emmanuel in 2023, irrespective of the political party, sustains the relative peace the state is enjoying now.
Addressing newsman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists press center in Uyo, Mr. Emmanuel Enoidem stressed that the development strides in every part of the state, are anchored on the firm foundation of peace experienced across the state.
Enoidem who is the acting director-general of the group noted that the group’s main aim is that of ensuring that political peace is sustained irrespective of political differences among the people in the state.
According to him, the group is intended to make the legacy of peace in Akwa Ibom State enduring and sustainable by ingraining it in the minds and hearts of the people.
Enoidem said that Governor Udom Emmanuel who is also the Grand Patron of the Movement would inaugurate the national leadership of the group on Friday to deliberate investment on the monumental gains of peace engendered in the state by his administration.
“This historic endeavoour is intended to make the legacy of peace in Akwa Ibom State enduring and sustainable by ingraining it in the minds and hearts of our people. On that day, we took the message of Peace, the gargantuan gains our state has enjoyed on account of the legacy of Peace that the present administration has laid to the good people of Ikono and Ini Local Government Areas.
“The overarching message which this Movement has taken to all the nooks and crannies of Akwa Ibom State has been that Peace has been the firm foundation and the anchor which Governor Udom Emmanuel has built the strong pillars of development across all sectors of our state economy.
“On account of this, as people who have witnessed firsthand and cherished the benefits of peace, we lauded out to plant the seeds of peace across the land.” Enoidem, who is the incumbent National Legal Adviser of the PDP explained.
He charged all stakeholders in the Akwa Ibom project to, “take this tide of Peace by the flood, or risk losing all the gains we have made in the past.”