PDP Governors say politics is now over after Aso Rock meeting with President Tinubu
Few hours after he was reported to have met with the aggrieved former governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the G-5 camp, President Bola Tinubu has held another meeting with two new governors of the main opposition party.
According to reports, the president today met with the Akwa-Ibom State governor, Pastor Umo Eno, and his Plateau State counterpart, Caleb Muftwang, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
It was reported that the governors discussed several areas where federal intervention is required, including the completion of the Calabar-Itu road, the development of the Ibom deep seaport, obtaining an export license, and establishing a free trade zone for Calabar airport.
Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Governor Eno said there is the need to set politics aside and focus on governance now that the elections are over.
He expressed his commitment to working with the federal government to ensure that the people of Akwa Ibom benefit from democracy.
Eno stated, “We came to visit with the President, to congratulate him on the election and his swearing-in and to pledge our support, our commitment, and our loyalty to the President and the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Politics is over and governance has started. Akwa Ibom is an integral part of Nigeria, and we have to work with the federal government to ensure that Akwa Ibomites see the benefits of democracy.”
Eno highlighted the importance of strategic partnerships with the federal government to enhance the state’s aviation industry and bring in spare parts for aircraft maintenance.
Eno also mentioned the initiatives undertaken by his administration to mitigate the impact of petrol subsidy removal on the people. He revealed that palliatives had been distributed to local governments and expressed his intention to meet with petroleum marketers in the state to seek their cooperation in alleviating the hardships resulting from the subsidy removal.
“We are looking at ways to support our people and shield them from the effects of the subsidy removal. As we get into early next week, you will see various measures we are going to put in place,” Eno added.
The governor expressed optimism that President Tinubu would consider their requests and work toward the development and progress of Akwa Ibom state.