Governor Hope Uzodinma, who serves as the chair of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and represents Imo state, has revealed that a significant number of senators-elect are rallying behind Godswill Akpabio’s bid for the position of Senate President.
Uzodinma shared this information during a Monday media interaction at the Aso Rock villa. He expressed confidence that Akpabio would secure the position due to the forum’s dedicated efforts in persuading senators-elect to support him.
He said, “You must have heard, the president, in his wisdom, organized a small technical committee to help coordinate the process of tomorrow’s election, which by my position as the chair of the Progressive Governors Forum, I am chairing that technical committee.
“We have done so much work to the extent that God has blessed our efforts that the majority of the senators-elect are now in sync with the position of the party.”
According to the chair of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Akpabio has gained broad acceptance and support from members across party lines.
“Akpabio’s acceptance as of today cuts across the political party we belong to. In other political parties, there are also some same minds who are interested in the development and progress of Nigeria.
“They also understand the need to safeguard democracy as being practiced in Nigeria today. And they are in sync with our preferred candidate,” he said.
Akpabio, if elected, would implement the necessary policies to ensure strong backing for President Bola Tinubu’s administration.
He said, “We must assist President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to put the right policies in place by putting the right legislations in place to make sure that business thrives and creates employment opportunities for Nigerians.
The former minister said, “I won’t say anything, but I will say we leave it to God Almighty.”