10th NASS: Afegbua, Media Team congratulate Senate President Akpabio

…urge him to be magnanimous in victory

The Team Akpabio Media Campaign has congratulated the newly elected President of the 10th Senate, Godswill Akpabio.

The team in a statement by a former Commissioner for Information in Edo State, Prince Kassim Afegbua, on Tuesday, expresed delight in the victory recorded by Akpabio in the Senate President’s election keenly conducted on the floor of the Red Chamber on Tuesday.

Akpabio had at the end of the election, defeated his rival and former governor of Zamfara State, Senator Abdulaziz Yari, to occupy the coveted seat of the Senate President.

The statement, which praised the virtues and political sagacity of the new Senate President, noted that by his victory, Akpabio had secured another huge platform to showcase his uncommon skills in his “usual tradition of surpassing targets.”

It also expressed confidence in Akpabio’s ability “to rally round the Senate in the greater task of generating laws for the good governance of the country.”

Congratulating the new Senate President on his victory, the Team Akpabio Media Campaign urged him to carry everyone, including his opponents in the Senate leadership contest along “to show your usual grit as you set out for another uncommon leadership of the 10th Assembly.”

The full text of the Team Akpabio Media Campaign press statement signed by Afegbua reads as follows:


It was a hard- fought battle of political strategy, mastery and networking, that recognises distinction, class and content. You are a man of quality and not quantity, as others who tried to upstage the applecart, by sheer politics of money, ethnicity and parochialism were wont to provoke. You stood out in your robust engagement with critical stakeholders in the onerous journey to becoming the number 3 citizen of this great nation. You reached out to your colleagues, made them to believe in your capacity to lead such an August body, the Parliament of our great country. You exerted pressure, burnt midnight candles, persevered with utmost resilience to breaking the ice. And now, you have conquered.

This is another huge platform for you to showcase your uncommon skills, in your usual tradition, of surpassing targets. You were an uncommon Honourable Commissioner, uncommon Governor of Akwa Ibom, uncommon Minister of the Niger-Delta Affairs, uncommon Senator in the 8th Assembly, and now another opportunity to become uncommon Senate President. We thank God for the glory. We give God, the creator of heaven and earth, all the glory and adoration. As a team player, I trust in your ability to rally round the Senate in the greater task of generating laws for the good governance of the country. As an ambassador of the South-South geopolitical zone, we are proud of your success. We identify with you that Senators from other geopolitical zones across the country, saw in you, the quintessential traits of a consummate politician that can lead the Senate in the 10th Assembly.

Congratulations to you Distinguished Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, the latest Senate President in town. You will have to be magnanimous in victory, and see the challenge of political opponents, as a required democratic process that helps to enrich our democracy. Carry everyone along and launch your skills to show your usual grit as you set out for another uncommon leadership of the 10th Assembly.


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