More endorsement messages have continued to pour in, in support of the ambitions of Senators Godswill Akpabio and Jibrin Barau, for the office of the Senate President and Deputy respectively, with the latest coming from the South South Indegenes, led by former acting National Chairman of the APC, Ntufam Hilliard Eta.
In a prepared speech delivered by the party chieftain, he described the ambition of Senator Akpabio as that whose time has come, saying, “your brothers and sisters have come to solidarise with you and to publicly endorse your aspiration to lead the 10th Senate and by extension the National Assembly. This is your time to join hands with the incoming President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to move Nigeria and Nigerians to greater heights.
“You remain one of our best 11 in the south south. Your imminent emergence as the number three citizen in Nigeria means a lot to Nigerians and particularly, the people of the South South geo- political zone”.
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In his response Senator Akpabio, who received the group on behalf of the Solidarity Group in Abuja, thanked them for the support for his ambition to lead the 10th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to the former Minister Niger Delta Affairs, ” Let me thank the leader of the group, for the steps you have all taken today as the people of the South South geo- political zone. It is a good thing for you to go out there and if you have a problem you return home, but when the home front is stable, it means your outward movements would be fruitful.
” The 10th Senate comprises of about eight different political parties. We are working to build a synergy inorder to always reach a consensus on issues, so as to advice the incoming administration of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We have a lot to do for this country. We have a lot of challenges and it is not going to be a tea party.