A socio-political group with interest in promoting good governance and leadership for sustainable development in society, Akwa Advancement Group (A2), has thrown its weight behind the ambition of former governor and minister, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, to be the next President of the Senate of the Federal Republic.
In a statement made available to The Frontier last night, the group stated that as a tested and trusted administrator, Senator Akpabio is the best hand to lead the 10th Senate considering his sterling leadership qualities and outstanding wealth of experience in governance and politics.
According to the statement, the National Coordinator of the group, Chief Elijah Ifot, describes Senator Akpabio as “a man of positive thinking and innovation, whose giant strides in his previous duty posts as Governor, Minister and Senate Minority Leader in the eight Senate were visible to all”.
Ifot, who is the immediate past President of Akwa Ibom State Community (AKISCOM), Lagos Chapter, stated that as Senate President, Senator Akpabio would provide proactive leadership to bring about the needed sustainable national development as encapsulated in the “Renewed Hope Agenda”, in collaboration with the Executive arm of government.
Ifot said: “I commend the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for zoning the position of President of the 10th Senate to the South and I want to passionately appeal to all the distinguished Senators across board to affirm Senator Akpabio as the next Senate President, when the National Assembly is formally inaugurated in June. He has the competence, character and capacity to lead the red chamber and he will live up to expectation”.
“The group also uses this opportunity to congratulate the Akwa Ibom Governor-Elect, Pastor Umo Eno, as a worthy successor to our outgoing Governor His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel; as well as all our Senators-elect, Honourable Representatives-elect, and State Assembly Members-elect, and pray they would work to sustain the legacies of the outgoing administration for the good of the people of Akwa Ibom State.”