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Akpabio’s defection: We are behind you, Saraki assures Akwa Ibom gov

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Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday paid a solidarity visit to Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and commended him for his selfless leadership of the people of the state.

Saraki said he was in the state to show solidarity due to political happenings in the state in the last few weeks.

He assured the governor that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representatives in the National Assembly would continue to support him to provide dividends of democracy to the people.

“We have come here on a solidarity visit to show that we are strongly with you. We are with you because we know you are serving your people well.

“We are with you, because since you have been the governor, you have shown your worth and capacity and more importantly, you have shown your leadership skills.

“It is not easy to lead and rise above board and behave like a leader in spite of provocations; that is how leadership should be.

“You have done a lot of good works here and I do not want you to be distracted.’’

He charged the governor not to relent in his quest to provide good governance to Akwa Ibom people, stressing that the people would continue to support him.

Saraki said Emmanuel had nothing to fear since the all the members of the House of Representatives, State Assembly, local government chairmen, counsellors and stakeholders were with him.

“The people of Akwa Ibom have spoken and they are saying they are behind you. I want that to encourage you to forge ahead and work hard and serve the people. Since your people are with you, fear nobody.

“We, in Abuja, will continue to work and support you. I will come here to congratulate you when your people will give a second term to serve them. And when I come back, we will come and discuss politics.”

Responding, Emmanuel urged the senate president to continue to work and protect Nigeria.

He urged the senate president to continue to maintain his exemplary character and serve the Nigerian people as the number three citizen.

He urged leaders not only to prepare the young ones for the future but prepare the future for them through good governance.

“This is unprecedented that in time like this, you have come to show solidarity to Akwa Ibom people. We appreciate you and love you the way you protect the project, Nigeria.”

The governor used the opportunity to welcome Saraki back to PDP, adding that Akwa Ibom people were solidly behind the party.

On the Saraki’s entourage were Senators Dino Malaye, Clifford Odia, representing Edo and Sen. Bassey Akpan, the only PDP senator representing Akwa Ibom North- East, among others.

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