APC chieftain urges Nsima, Akpabio, others to accept defeat
… Begs Udom to run an all inclusive government
By Jerry Johnny, Uyo
An All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain in Akwa Ibom State, Barrister Edet Eyo Bassey has acknowledged that the results of the 2019 general elections conducted in Akwa Ibom were the true will of the people.
Bar Edet Eyo Bassey who was a guest on a radio interview: Team Nigeria, stated this on Friday, adding that though there may be series of political differences in relation to the elections, the winner had long been declared.
He pleaded with Governor Udom Emmanuel who was declared winner of the governorship election to “remember that political inclusiveness is one of the agenda in his 2019 campaign promises.” He added that political appointments should not just be given to those in PDP, but to others in other political parties “including the APC” whom the Governor finds worthy.
Condemning the Governor for saying that “shame will not let the losers to accept their lost,” Bar Edet Bassey said that such a statement would rather bring disunity in the state. He reminded Governor Udom of Governor Wike’s bold steps in calling the federal minister of Transports, Amechi to partner with him in working for the betterment of Rivers state.
According to Bar Edet, if Governor Emmanuel does that (calling on Nsima Ekere to work with him), “Nsima and Umana may make a detour,” adding that “it is the attitude of politicians” to do so.
He recommended that “we should always throw up our best” in all that we’ll do in the state and that the best way of achieving this is by uniting as a people.
While likening elections to sporting activities, Bar Edet stated that there must always be a winner and a loser; and that the possibility of two people or parties emerging winners is very rare.
When asked by the interviewer if the APC stands any chance of “winning and claiming their stolen mandates at the tribunal,” Bar Bassey responded that people must always be there to challenge election results, which is actually one of the reasons the tribunal was set.
He urged his party faithfuls to remain calm as better days are coming for the state.