APC plans violence in Akwa Ibom, Governor Emmanuel Udom cries out

APC plans violence in Akwa Ibom, Governor Emmanuel Udom cries out
October 19 18:18 2018

By Ahmed Idris

Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom state said on Thursday that the state government had uncovered plans by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cause mayhem in the state.

The governor said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a close-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

He said the plans would end in futility, stressing that anyone planning violence and war in Akwa Ibom was wasting his time as people of the state have resolved to be peaceful and will remain so.

“At the moment Akwa Ibom State is very peaceful. We only hear of those plots. I am sure you people heard where people were pronouncing that ‘Warsaw saw War’ and that’s what they wish Akwa Ibom would be.

“But we indigenes are saying no, we are peaceful and we want to maintain peace. Whoever wants to live by ‘Warsaw saw war’ will also see war on his own, not within the state.

“Election does not call for that. Our own democracy is about development and I think we’re conscious of that. As of today in terms of internal security, we are still doing very well and we’ll continue to carry everybody along. I think it is being noted. On actions expected that’s not for me, I am not the C-in-C. The C-in-C knows the action to take.

The President is the father for all,” he said.

The governor also told journalists that he was not afraid of losing re-election next year.

“When it comes to power, it is only God who determines and we are conscious of that. We are professionals who have made names in other places. So, when people just discuss some of these things we keep doing our own businesses.

“At times some of these things are to distract you but we refuse to be distracted. We play politics of development and our people are seeing that. So, whatever would have tried in any way to distract us we don’t want to be distracted. So, don’t be bothered about that. It is only God who determines what happens the next minute, not man. And no man is God,” he said.