Pastor who knelt before Udom Emmanuel picks PDP gov form

Umo Eno

A former commissioner for land and water resources in Akwa Ibom Pastor Umo Eno has picked his nomination and expression of interest form to contest the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Eno went viral in February for kneeling before Governor Udom Emmanuel.

The ex-commissioner picked the N21m form on Thursday and told reporters that the people of the state would support him because they believe in his capacity and vision.

“When people believe in your vision, believe in your aspiration, they will endorse it. Just like I am being endorsed, other people also have been endorsed. It is a normal thing in a political process,” he said.

Eno dismissed insinuations that his endorsement by Emmanuel would make the race for the party ticket difficult for other aspirants.

“Gov. Emmanuel has many children, and it is only the governor that can tell the capacity of each of his children. His other sons will not know what has endeared me to him, but rest assured that the governor also has a choice to make.

“He has interviewed everybody and as someone who is in office and who knows the enormity of the work to be done, you will understand that he must have done it (endorsement) from the information, intelligence and other things that are available to him,” Eno said.