Senate President: TPAND Drums Support For Sen. Akpabio
The Tinubu Presidential Ambassadors of Nigeria and Diaspora (TPAND) has enjoined Senators to vote for Senator Godswill Akpabio to emerge President of the 10th Senate.
In a statement signed by Hon. Engr Yusuff Hussaini, Director General TPAND,
Former Deputy Director, Diaspora Directorate APC-PCC, TPAND in the statement said ” Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio has without question emerged as one of the iconic political leaders and nationalists of Nigeria’s contemporary era.
” A true Nigerian patriot of South South extraction, with direct marital ties to the South East, Senator Akpabio, whose earlier career roots lie in the SouthWestern city of Lagos, has in the past two decades, especially in the last eight years, as Senator, Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Presidential Aspirant, his brand of leadership and nationalism on the Nigerian psyche.
” From 2007 to 2015, during his tenure as two term Governor, he patented the phrase ‘uncommon transformation’ by his unprecedented governance deliverables in human and infrastructural development. He initiated and completed landmark infrastructure projects, including the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, also known as Nest of Champions, one of the best such facilities in Africa.
” It is against this background that Senator GodswillAkpabio’s people skills and political dynamism can be measured. In a PDP governed state, he not only won a landslide victory with 115,401 votes to regain the Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District seat that he lost in 2019 but helped to secure a statewide vote tally of 160,620 votes or 32% vote share for the APC’s Presidential Candidate.
” Consequently, the law making body, especially the upper house, cannot afford to get it wrong in its choice of leaders and its legislative agenda. On these two issues, at least, the 10th Senate should reflect a perfect reading of the mood and the needs of the nation and single mindedly seek out as President of the 10th Senate, a member with the best track record of integrity, competent leadership, team spirit, bridge building, nationalism, patriotic vision, common touch and capacity to deliver results at various levels and positions of leadership.
” Beyond the preeminent case for the unique competences of Senator Godswill Akpabio, the case for historical justice and regional balance is just as profound.
” History shows that the last Senator of South-South extraction to occupy the exalted office of Senate President was Joseph Wayas, about forty years ago”.
“The National Assembly leadership needs an avalanche of true service that will compliment the leadership of Bola Ahmed Tinubu for a smooth development and growth of our dear country.
“The time for the National Assembly to come together irrespective of party alliance or party affiliation to support the candidature of Akpabio is something that shouldn’t be jettisoned.
“We are happy that the ruling political party the APC is zoning the position of the Senate presidency to the South which is a hall mark for Akpabio to get the Senators support.
“We call on Senators to please support the Akpabio candidature, Sen. Godswill Akpabio will get the NASS united as long as he remains the Senate President”.