…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed his support for Senator Godswill Akpabio and Senator Jibrin Barau to assume the roles of Senate President and Deputy Senate President, respectively, in the upcoming 10th National Assembly.
This aligns with the endorsement of the APC and President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who also back Akpabio and Barau for the respective positions.
The ruling party, along with Tinubu, has also supported Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu for the positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the 10th House of Representatives.
Oshiomhole’s Backing of Party Leadership
Speaking to journalists after a closed-door meeting with members of the Stability Group of the 10th Senate in Abuja, Adams Oshiomhole affirmed his support for the position advocated by the APC leadership.
As a former National Chairman of the party and Senator-elect, Oshiomhole stated that it was crucial to prioritize party unity and stability rather than personal ambitions.
He emphasized the need to work towards fulfilling the aspirations of the President-elect’s agenda for the benefit of Nigerians.
Senator Barau’s Appreciation of Oshiomhole’s Support
Senator Jibrin Barau expressed his gratitude to Adams Oshiomhole for standing with the party’s decision and embracing his role as a loyal party member.
Barau acknowledged Oshiomhole’s previous efforts in facilitating the emergence of the incumbent Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.
With Oshiomhole joining the Stability Group, Barau expressed confidence and anticipated a repeat of their successful collaboration from four years ago.
He also highlighted Oshiomhole’s influence by mentioning that the former National Chairman brought along another Senator-elect from Edo State, indicating potential for further support.
Senator Akpabio’s Appreciation of Oshiomhole’s Endorsement
Senator Godswill Akpabio expressed his appreciation to Adams Oshiomhole for backing his aspiration, as endorsed by the party leadership.
Akpabio expressed hopes for victory on June 13th and emphasized the importance of coming together to stabilize the government of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Adams Oshiomhole’s endorsement of Senator Godswill Akpabio and Senator Jibrin Barau for Senate leadership positions underscores the support of the APC and President-elect Tinubu.
Oshiomhole’s decision aligns with the party’s emphasis on stability and unity, as they work towards fulfilling the agenda of the President-elect for the betterment of Nigerians.