Imo Governor and Chair of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Hope Uzodinma, has expressed that Senator Godswill Akpabio, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Senate President position, enjoys broad acceptance from members across party lines. Uzodinma further stated that Akpabio has garnered significant support from the majority of the senators-elect.
Speaking with reporters at the Aso Rock villa on Monday, Uzodinma said Akpabio would clinch the position owing to the efforts that the forum has put into convincing senators-elect to support him.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
“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,” he said.
“They also understand the need to safeguard democracy as being practiced in Nigeria today. And they are in sync with our preferred candidate.”
On his part, Akpabio said if elected, the right policies would be put in place to ensure support for the administration of President Bola Tinubu.
“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,” he said.
When asked if victory is assured, the former minister said: “I won’t say anything but I will say we leave it to God Almighty.”