It Is Long Suffering, I Must Endure
Senator John James Udoedehe, a former Nigerian senator and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the Presidential appointments, saying he wouldn’t mind accepting an appointment as a messenger or a cleaner from President Muhammadu Buhari.
The federal government recently constituted a controversial list of board members of various agencies. Mr. Udoedehe, a former senator and gubernatorial aspirant from Akwa Ibom State, was appointed as a board member for the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency.
According to the former minister, he has been receiving several calls from his associates and supporters who felt that the appointment was humiliating, considering his reach in politics.
However, in his reaction on Saturday evening, “It will be disrespectful to the president for me to reject the offer, I am a loyal party member,”
“(even) If the president finds me worthy to be a messenger or a cleaner in the government, as a Christian I should humble myself and accept it.
“I don’t want to give my enemies weapon to tell lies against me. I don’t want my enemies to go and tell the president ‘I told you this man is arrogant’.
“The Bible talks about longsuffering, talks about humility, talks about patience, and talks about gratefulness to God,” Mr. Udoedehe said.