PDP crisis: People must keep to their words – Gov. Udom Emmanuel

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Udom Emmanuel, the chairman of the Peoples Democracy Party’s Presidential Campaign Council, has emphasised the importance of people keeping their promises.

The Akwa Ibom State Governor made the statement in response to Governor Nyesom Wike’s withdrawal from the PDP presidential campaign council.

Wike’s supporters want the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to resign and the position to be rezoned to the south.

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Ayu was reported to have promised to resign if the PDP chose a northerner as its presidential candidate.
However he appeared to have reneged on the “promise” insisting that he had a four year mandate.

Speaking on Channels TV Sunrise on Thursday, the Governor said Nigerians must learn to fulfill the promises they make.

He said, “one thing I discovered about politics and life is that people should try to do what they said they would do. That’s the crux of some of the problems.

“If I say I would do this when A happens, let me keep to that. If I say I will do B when C happens, let me also keep to that.

“Everybody has the right to express himself how ever he wants.

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“The earlier as a country we keep to our words and promises, the better for every body.

Reacting to claims that the removal of Ayu must follow the constitution of the party, the governor said, “some things are lawful but not all things are expedient. I’m coding my expression here. So let look at those things that are expedient for peace sake.

“I believe somebody like me if I know, even as lawful as that thing may be, if it is expedient for the sake of peace and for us to move, I think I can take certain actions”.

He, however, expressed hope that the issues within the party would be resolved soon.

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