Why I Visited President Buhari – Governor Udom Emmanuel

Udom Emmanuel, Governor of Akwa Ibom State, has
explained that his visit to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa,
Abuja, yesterday was to brief President Muhammadu
Buhari on the security situation in Akwa Ibom state.
Speaking with State House Correspondents after the
meeting, he stressed that the President is father to all
irrespective of party affiliations.
“I am still serving a state and the state is within the
country and the president is the father of the whole
country. I think it is part of my responsibility to let the
president know from time to time how things are being
done and how we are faring. We discussed some issues
bothering on security,” he said.
When asked if he had any request to make of the president,
Emmanuel said, “Not really a request, but feedback. At
times, feedback could be even very effective than request.
Because feedback is necessary for further actions and the
rest of things you want to do.”
He continued that, “We are all running one project which is
project Nigeria adding that if we are running project
Nigeria, all hands must be a deck to move the country to
the level we all expect and dream of and that is the
essence of the whole thing.”
Emmanuel noted that it was time everybody joined hands
to work for the country and see what can be done both
from the state to the local government level to at least
support the vision of making Nigeria reach where it should
On the restiveness in the Niger Delta, he said, “Well, I don’t
know whether you want me to redefine that word
restiveness, but permit me to also say, you are still
pushing me to discuss security which we don’t discuss on
camera. Spare me that today, but rather than calling it
restiveness, I will say everything we discussed is about the
wellbeing of Nigerians.”

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