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LG Elections: Governor Eno Urges Stakeholders to Field Competent, Popular Aspirants 

… says women to get 40 percent slot, free forms

As primaries for the local government elections draw closer, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno has urged stakeholders in the different local government areas to present competent and popular aspirants that will ensure smooth victories at the polls.

Speaking at the July edition of Government House monthly Covenant Service held at Banquet Hall, Uyo, he said it was the position of the PDP to give 40 percent of the available positions to women adding that to further encourage women participation, forms will be handed to them free of charge.

He reminded interested aspirants to carry out necessary checks to ensure that they are favoured by the zoning arrangement before throwing their hat into the ring, stressing that no one would be held liable for any unguided electioneering expenditure.

Speaking further, the Governor announced that the board of State Insurance Agency will be inaugurated today July 2, 2024 adding that given the increasing cases of health challenges, it was advisable to have a health insurance for ease of getting treatment.

He appreciated the homilist, Rev. Emem Jacob, the clergies, and everyone who participated in the July edition of the Covenant Service, saying that God is doing great things in the State through the prayers of the faithful, assuring that the State will continue to pray and depend on God for the greater good of the State.

In his message centered on the theme, “The journey is too great,” taken from 1 Kings 19: 7, Rev. Emem Jacob harped on the importance of impacting lives, and mentorship, adding that Christians should not leave the world full but empty.

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