The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel has said the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu was incapable of selling his manifesto despite the conducive atmosphere the state government provided for him to flag off his campaigns rally in the state.
Udom claimed Tinubu has proven to the people that he has nothing to offer but only blabs and insults on the integrity of the people as he did to over 7.9 million Akwa Ibom people.
Tinubu during his campaign rally at the State-owned Nest of Champions International stadium on Monday warned Akwa Ibom people against voting for Atiku Abubakar, claiming he would sell off their palm trees and run to Dubai.
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The APC flag bearer using pidgin described the Akwa Ibom governor as a “boy” who brought the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to the State
He said, “Akwa Ibom, that Boy wey bring Atiku here, wey de call himself Governor, tell him enough is enough! He lives in my backyard in Lagos, If no be say we be one I would have driven him home. You see that mansion he is living, I would just use lizards, pigeons, and scorpions and put them inside.“
Speaking while inaugurating the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries, Chairmen, and Members of Boards and Commissions, as well as a Transition Committee in Government House, Uyo on Monday evening, Governor Emmanuel said he would not condescend to respond to Tinubu’s abuses because they were empty.
He said Tinubu has nothing to bring to the table for Nigerians, hence his decision to abuse people and rain insults during his presidential campaigns.
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He, however, wondered “if any Akwa Ibomite can go to Lagos that Tinubu stays or the actual State that he hails from, to insult him in like manner and still be allowed to safely return home, “but here our people at the Stadium including some state governors just laughed and applauded him”.
He said, “it is sad that Tinubu, who was granted State-owned facilities such as the airport, security, stadium, and a good atmosphere to come in and sell his manifesto, ended up coming to insult the integrity of over 7.9 million Akwa Ibom people.
“What makes him think he will govern Nigeria? If I reply to him now, people will call me and say, haba oga you are not like that. But I will reply to him one day. There is nothing like ‘emilokan’ (it is my turn)here, Nigeria is in God’s hands.
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The Governor who is the Chairman of the PDP presidential campaigns advised Tinubu to borrow a leaf from Atiku who when he visits any state would not abuse the governor of the state.
The governor also thanked the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries for accepting the onerous task of service and urged them to see themselves as ambassadors and work towards raising the bar of leadership which will encourage productivity and promote good working relationships with subordinates in the service.