23rd May, 2022
By Isaiah Eka
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has assured the people of the state that he would reconcile aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after the party’s primary elections.
He said this on Sunday while speaking with newsmen at his country home, Onna, after the State House of Assembly and House of Representatives primaries.
Although delegates to the primaries were limited to recently elected ad-hoc delegates, he said the candidates chosen were capable of ensuring a clean sweep for the party in next year’s general elections.
According to him, the party remains united and strong, in spite of grievances from some members, adding that winning elections remains an act of God.
The governor expressed confidence that all challenges confronting the party would be resolved.
“Today, I decided to obey the rules of the Electoral Act that disqualified me from being a delegate, I refused to go near the venue.
“I have come to understand that whatever comes our way, is an act of God, we cannot blame anyone. Akwa Ibom is PDP and PDP is Akwa Ibom, I hope to immediately set up a reconciliation committee for those of us feeling aggrieved that probably the process, today, did not favour them.
“It is an act of God and there is nothing anyone can do about it. No one in this country saw this coming. So, we must take it the way we have seen it, so the committee will reconcile and bring them back together,” Emmanuel said.
Thereafter, he commended the party for the smooth conduct of the primaries.