Why I am supporting Tinubu, by Gov Eno

Kenneth Ibinabo
Kenneth Ibinabo

Akwa Ibom Governor Umo Eno elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has explained why he is supporting President Bola Tinubu.

Speaking on Friday while receiving thousands of defectors from other political parties to the PDP, Governor Eno said he has absolute respect for Tinubu as leader of the country.

According to the Governor, his administration will continue to collaborate with the Tinubu administration to attract democracy dividends to Akwa Ibom.

He said: “A lot of people have asked repeatedly: Are you in PDP? Yes! I am in PDP but my PDP is not the type that insults people. So I want to beg you as you come back, one of the things you must drop is let’s not attack leaders.

“From the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, we will and must show him support and respect. That is the PDP I run.

“We don’t attack leadership because what goes round comes round. If I have a suggestion, I have access to the President, we will go and give our suggestions. We will support our leaders and we will not fight them.

“I am a pastor trained to respect people and we must continue to show that all-important character of humility, compassion and respect to constituted authority.

Eno further said: “That, I shall continue to do. I and our Party will continue to collaborate with the Centre so that we can bring dividends of Democracy to Akwa Ibom. I will not fight the Centre. Nobody will fight the Centre. That is the point and now that you are coming back, that is what we will maintain. We will give peace a chance.

“The last administration that God made me to take over from was peaceful and so there is a continuity.

“Without peace, there can be no progress. So please for those of you that were abusing us, don’t bring that spirit of abuse and begin to abuse people in authority. Please drop that spirit and let’s work together. We have only one President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and we owe him our allegiance.

“We must show respect, decency and loyalty. That’s why, everything that the President had promised us, God will touch his heart and he will give it to us. You don’t abuse somebody and then turn around and want to go and benefit from the person. Is that good?

“But for PDP, we are standing firm in PDP in Akwa Ibom State. Don’t let anybody deceive you. Don’t attend any illegal meetings, don’t go. They call you in the night and say come to this place, someone wants to see you. That is a lie. This is me, and I will take care of you in Akwa Ibom. Don’t allow anyone to deceive you.”

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