Former governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has shed light on the reason PDP lawmakers in the National Assembly are supporting the President Muhamadu Buhari-led government at the centre.
Akpabio, who stated this while delivering his goodwill message to Nigerians on the country’s 55th Independence Anniversary during plenary said, “we want to assure you, Mr President, because you have spoken to me personally that we are very committed to the success of the administration of President Buhari, that , we, from the PDP extraction came to the Senate to ensure a robust debate and to ensure that whatever we do here is scrutinized for the overall interest of Nigerians.”
According to the senate minority leader, “ we did not come here to play destructive opposition. “We want to place on record that we support this government and would do anything constitutional to ensure the success of the administration.”
He stated further that “we also congratulate our President for presiding over the affairs of this country at 55, and want to use this opportunity to congratulate all Nigerians and appeal to them that they should continue to support the current administration as it strives to make life meaningful for them even in the face of dwindling revenue.”
In his goodwill message Senator Akpabio said: “Nigeria is a nation guided by God and blessed with tremendous resources. “The actions of our leaders today shall determine the greatness or otherwise of our tomorrow,” he said.
-Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja