A renowned socio-political group Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum (ADF) has begun massive advocacy for the emergence of Senator Godswill Akpabio as the next Senate President.
In the same vein, they have extended their best wishes to the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory in the last Presidential election saying that Nigerians made a wise choice.
The Director General of the group Rt. Hon Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo, who disclosed this in a press statement made available to Journalists in Uyo Akwa Ibom State, Tuesday, said Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum appreciates the various interest groups and people who are advocating that the Senate Presidency be zoned to the South-South region.
Ekpo highlighted that their massive support was in appreciation of the region’s contribution to the Nation’s resources and the overwhelming consideration of Senator Godswill Akpabio as the most suitable person for the job giving his “sterling record in the various stations of service he has held forte which performance is still resonating across the country”.
According to him, “It is satisfying to observe that a lot of altruistic Nigerians who love the progress and development of Nigeria have agreed that the calibre of the person of Akpabio as Leader of the Legislature would help build Nigeria of our collective dream. This is why Nigerians from all nooks and crannies are rallying support for him to emerge as Senate President”.
The Group further appealed to like minds and people of goodwill to continue thier support for Senator Akpabio in prayers and other ways stressing that it would enhance the realization of that office which shall bring pride to Nigeria and further open up opportunities for many Nigerians.
ADF in the statement, urges Citizens to have hope in the new Nigeria that shall emerge from May 29 with renewed hope in which optimism shall be sired and a secured Nation with political stability and economic vibrancy will emerge.
While celebrating the electoral victory of Member-elect for Ikot Ekpene Federal Constituency, Dr Patrick Umoh and Member-elect for Abak Federal Constituency, Surveyor Clement Jimbo in the just concluded election, the group described the Presidential and National Assembly elections as impressive, free and fair.
“The elections which they won with landslide victory were competitive, free and fair as acknowledged by both local and international observers and proclaimed by the electoral umpire, INEC which announced the aforementioned names as winners under the victorious APC,” they stated.