A former minority leader and the immediate-past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has gotten a boost to emerge as the 10th Assembly Senate president.
The endorsement is coming on the heels of a South-South organized group known as US4US Movement.
The group revealed this to the press after an extra-ordinary meeting in Calabar, Cross Rivers by an APC stalwart and convener of the group, Mr. Richard Romanus.
Romanus claims Akpabio’s wealth of experience and track record speaks volumes about his capacity and willingness to ensure that young people are carried along in governance.
“Having occupied the position of Senate minority leader in 2015, where he performed creditably, his wealth of experience at the Senate would be useful in the stabilisation of the 10th Senate.
“I think he would do well if he is given the privilege to function in that capacity of 10th Senate president.”
The 10th Assembly is meant to kick start in June 2023 few days after the inauguration of the president-elect.
Akpabio is a former governor of Akwa Ibom State and was elected as a Senator on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in March 2023 to represent Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial district.