All Progressives Congress (APC) Senate President candidate Godswill Akpabio has promised that the 10th Senate would work with the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to pay off the nation’s debts.
Akpabio made the pledge during a meeting with the APC Non-Serving Senators Group in Abuja.
Akpabio thanked the ex-lawmakers for their endorsement and promised to justify the confidence they reposed in him upon election as Senate President.
“I am excited that God is keeping all of you alive. This is a family and I am very proud to belong to this family.
“I want to also appeal that you not only endorse us but support us with your prayers because what I am seeing out there is that it is a war. But I see it as a storm in a teacup.
“For me, the priorities are very clear: an all-inclusive Senate that will work for Nigeria that we will all be proud of.
“We must support the administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu to pay our debts,” Akpabio said.
Akpabio also promised that the 10th National Assembly would tap into the institutional memory and vast legislative knowledge and experience of the ex-lawmakers by engaging them as consultants to guide the 10th National Assembly through its various standing committees and Adhoc Committees that would be set up.
Cross River Governor Ben Ayade said he was at the meeting to confirm the support of the South-South for Akpabio and the APC candidate for the position of Deputy Senate President, Senator Barau Jibrin.
Ayade said: “We stand with Senator Akpabio and Jibrin as leadership of the 10th Senate.
“Our Constitution makes provision for Separation of Powers. The APC isn’t imposing any group on the Legislature.
“The leadership of this party by 29 May 2023 will be under Asiwaju. He is the president and he has made a decision. The least we can do is go honour him.”
Source: The Nation
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