May 23, 2024

NDYM rallies support for Tinubu, Akpabio

NDYM rallies support for Tinubu, Akpabio

Ini Billie, Uyo

The Niger Delta Youth Movement (NDYM) said it is rallying support behind President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s preference for Senator Godswill Akpabio’s as Senate President.

Declaring that Akpabio was fit to lead the 10th senate, NDYM said the former Niger Delta Minister has the capacity to properly guide the National Assembly to actualize the ‘Renewed Hope’ vision of Tinubu upon his inauguration as President.

Speaking on Wednesday in Uyo in a release signed by the Acting National President, Comrade Amutadi Uba Tega and National Secretary, Comrade Ediagbonya Joshua Osamuiyi and made available to newsmen, the group said Akpabio was the most qualified to lead the 10th senate.

“He understands the workings of the legislature since he had a direct relationship with it as a commissioner in the state executive council for 6 years, as an Executive Governor for 8 years, as a senator of the Federal Republic for 4 years and as a Minister of government for about 3 years.

“As an Executive Governor, he was an achiever par excellence, earning the sobriquet as the uncommon Governor.

His landmark achievement as a governor is too numerous to mention.

“It was in his time as a Minister of government that the NDDC completed and moved to their permanent headquarters.

“It was in his time that the forensic audit was started and completed, thereby positioning the commission for what it is enjoying today. His time as the minister brought peace to the hitherto volatile region.

“Senator Godswill Akpabio is not perfect but he has a strong relationship with virtually every political office holder of note in Nigeria.

“More so, South-South has never occupied that position after Senator Joseph Wayas of blessed memory more than forty years ago.

“We urge the relevant players to be mindful of the sleight of hand that took place in 2015 on the day of the inauguration of the National Assembly leadership.

The group applauded the President-elect for his stance on equity regarding the leadership of the 10th senate and pledged their solidarity with the incoming government.

“We appreciate the solidarity of the majority of the senators of the 10th senate and their solid rock resilience in supporting the choice of the president-elect in the candidature of Senator Akpabio.

“We also appreciate all relevant stakeholders who have openly supported the candidature of Senator Akpabio irrespective of political party affiliations.

“The leadership of the Niger Delta Youth Movement NDYM views the Senate Presidency of Senator Akpabio as a call to National Duty and as a call to the service of our fatherland,” they stated.

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