NASS 10: Why Akpabio deserves to be president of the Senate – Al-makura

Former Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Almakura has said that former Niger Delta Minister Godswill Akpabio deserves to be the speaker of the 10th National Assembly.

Naija News previously reported that the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, would have anointed Akpabio as a candidate for Senate president in the 10th National Assembly.

It was learned that Tinubu has targeted the senator representing the North Kano Senatorial District, Barau Jubrin, as a candidate for Senate Vice President.

Sources at a meeting between Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Labor Committee, party stakeholders and some Senate presidential contenders made this known to The PUNCH.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Al-makura noted that all the applicants were eminently qualified and had paid their dues, but Akpabio has done a lot for the party.

Al-makura said that Akpabio decided to step down from a very important post within the Senate to support the APC and also ensured the stability of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government while serving as minister.

He added that Akpabio put aside his presidential ambition for Tinubu when he resigned for him in the APC presidential primary and made sure the ruling party did well in Akwa Ibom.

He said, “Among them there is someone (Akpabio) who has been there when it mattered. He worked for APC, he did everything possible to ensure the stability of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and that person also decided to leave a very important position within the Senate to support APC. That person is now running for the position of President of the Senate; I think he has paid his dues.”

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