Akpabio: I Will Deploy A National Approach To Lawmaking In The Red Chamber

The former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio says President-elect Bola Tinubu is “God’s own choice” for the leadership of the country.

Akpabio said this on Sunday when he was hosted by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state Governor.

The former Governor of Akwa Ibom was nominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the position of senate president while Barau Jibrin was recommended as deputy senate president.

Akpabio said Senators-elect for the 10th assembly believe in the vision Tinubu has for the country and are willing to offer their support.

He said if elected as senate president, he will deploy a “national approach” to lawmaking in the red chamber.

Akpabio also said the nation’s economy needs serious development, adding that the administration of Tinubu will replicate the development in Lagos at the federal level.

He said the Senate will collaborate with the new administration to bring the dream to fruition.

The statement read; “The stability group of the 10th Senate is made up of men and women of integrity. We came today to show ourselves to the governor and also solicit his support,” he said.

“He (Sanwo-Olu) has not only thrown his support behind us, he has shown so much hospitality. Today, he stood before the cameras to endorse my humble self to become the president of the 10th Senate and Senator Jibrin as deputy senate president-designate.

“We are not taking this support for granted. This team has senators-elect from different political backgrounds and parties. We are determined to ensure collaboration and support for the incoming administration of Tinubu whose presidency is a nationalistic project that will bring positive development to Nigeria.

“We want him to replicate what has happened in Lagos in the last 24 years of democracy to cover the rest of the country.”

Reacting to this, Sanwo-Olu described Akpabio as a Nigerian with an “outstanding profile and experience”, adding that he will set new standards and break legislative records in the 10th assembly.


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