APC Members from several parts of Akwa Ibom state have written to congratulate His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel, Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, on his victory at the Governorship Election Petitions and Appeal Tribunal.
In their statement to newsmen in Uyo, they described the result of the election litigation as proof that Governor Udom Emmanuel truly won.
They added that the victory was an act of God.
It read, “As an act of God demonstrated through the people of Akwa Ibom State who voted him during the March 9, 2019, general election and went ahead to defend the votes through various witnesses who testified in His favour at the tribunal”.
“As Akwa Ibomites, we are completely humbled by the fact that the majority of the Akwa Ibom people who voted for Gov. Udom Emmanuel have shown in character, commitment and resilience that they will stand by the person they elected as the Governor for the state. Therefore, having taken a deeper look at the quantum of evidence and the weight thereof, which show completely that the PDP won the governorship election, we align with the judgement of the court and congratulate His Excellency on the hard-won victory”.
“The government and persons in charge of instruments of the state have not used same to hunt down the opposition or any other person who disagreed with them politically. This has interestingly created a mutual and warm political relationship between members of different political parties across the state aside from fostering brotherliness and the spirit of sportsmanship.”
“Our party had lost the election, a number of us have found the courage to move on, congratulate and declare our support for the government of the day. The elections are over, it is time for governance and development; so, we encourage all candidates of our party who lost the election as well as the leadership of our party to put behind the pains and losses they suffered in the election and support Gov. Udom Emmanuel. Going further with the election litigations does not appear a rational exercise to us, in the prevailing circumstances because all pointers show that our party lost the governorship election.
“We encourage everyone to rise above pedestal partisanship and contribute to the building of the new Akwa Ibom State under one leadership and under one God”.