Politics should not tear our bond of brotherhood–Udom Emmanuel


The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has described politics as a mere fleeting game, which must not be allowed to tear the bond of brotherhood the people of the state have shared for generations.

Emmanuel stated this in his state-wide broadcast in Uyo to mark the state’s 30th anniversary and urged the people to close ranks and shun all divisive tendencies to build a greater future together.

“Politics is all but a fleeting game, but the Akwa Ibom spirit and blood that flows in us remain sacrosanct and alive. Let us not allow the raw passion of politics come between the bonds of brotherhood we have shared for generations.

“I have said this many times and I am going to say again: political foes of today may become allies tomorrow, let us therefore, not destroy that which connects us as proud Akwa Ibomites for the fleeting passion of politics.

“As we mark our 30th Anniversary, let us dedicate ourselves to showing love to another, let us embrace one another in spite of political views we may hold, let us not see politics as blood sport, but rather as a platform for development and which must be practiced with civility and concerns for each other’s sensibilities,   he said.

He used the occasion to pay glowing tributes to past leaders, military and civilians, for their valuable contributions “to bring Akwa Ibom to where it is today.

He also thanked the former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, for creating the state, which the people had yearned for.












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