Why I refrained from replying Tinubu’s insult – Udom
Udom Emmanuel, the governor of Akwa Ibom State, says he refrained from replying to the insult heaped on him by presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu, who is the All Progressives Congress flagbearer, had made a campaign stop in Uyo, the capital of the state on Monday.
Speaking in vernacular, Tinubu said on the campaign rostrum, “Akwa Ibom, that boy brought (Abubakar) Atiku here, were he dey call himself Governor, tell him enough is enough! He lives in my backyard in Lagos, if no be say we be one I would have driven him home. You see that mansion he is living, I would just use lizards, pigeons and scorpions and put inside.“(sic).
Emmanuel at a state function on Tuesday deplored Tinubu for calling a ‘boy’.
He said, “I also go to other states, and if you watch our campaigns, my principal (Atiku Abubakar) has never spoken about any Governor, he has never spoken openly about Asiwaju before”.
“But here our people at the Stadium including some state governors just laughed and applauded him. What makes him think he will govern Nigeria? If I reply to him now, people will call me and say, haba oga you are not like that. But I will reply to him one day. There is nothing like ‘emilokan’ (it is my turn) here, Nigeria is in God’s hands.” (sic)