Governor Nwifuru (file photo)
‘Governor Nwifuru appealed to them to offer maximum support to the new leadership’
By Nweze Anaga, Abakaliki
The Governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, has congratulated Senator Godswill Akpabio on his emergence as the president of Nigerian Senate, saying that his emergence was based on track record over the years even as a former governor of Akwa Ibom State.
He also said that the combination of Akpabio, speaker of House of Representatives, Abass Tajudeen, and Benjamin Kalu as deputy speaker, would “unite Nigeria more especially in these trying times.”
Governor Nwifuru, who spoke in Abakaliki, explained that Akpabio’s victory was predicated on his track records in various positions of trust, which he held outstandingly.
“With profound gratitude, I write on behalf of government and good people of Ebonyi State to congratulate our brand new President of the 10th Senate, His Excellency, Godswill Akpabio, on your election as Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“No doubt, your emergence is significant going by your track records in various positions of trust which you have held among which was your sterling performance as Governor of Akwa Ibom State.”
To the Deputy Senate President, Sen Jubrin Barau; Speaker House of Resentatives, Rt Hon. Tajudeen Abass and his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu, the governor described them as experienced lawmakers who will unite the nation with the instrumentality of beneficial laws.
While commending members of the National Assembly for their decision, Governor Nwifuru appealed to them to offer maximum support to the new leadership.