Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday promised Governor of Akwa Ibom State of his unalloyed support from Abuja, the federal capital territory.
The embattled Senate President, who is facing robbery and multiple murders allegations on account of the Offa banks robbery tragedy in which 35 persons were killed by gang allegedly linked to him, made this pledge when he visited Gov. Emmanuel in Uyo. The latter’s fell out with his godfather the immediate past governor of the state, Sen. Godswill Akpabio who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressive Congress, APC, while Saraki moved to the opposite direction.
Speaking during the visit, Saraki who has been asked to step down as Senate President or risk removal said, “The people of Akwa Ibom have spoken and they are saying they are behind you. I want that to encourage you to forge ahead and work hard and serve the people. Since your people are with you, fear nobody.
“We, in Abuja, will continue to work and support you. I will come here to congratulate you when your people will give you a second term to serve them. And when I come back, we will come and discuss politics.”