The All Progressives Congress anointed candidate for 10th Senate President, Senator Goodswill Akpabio, has said the incoming administration required the support of dynamic legislative leadership to work together in order to achieve promises made to Nigerians.
The former Akwa Ibom governor also pledged he would deploy multi-faceted, multi-dimensional and national approach to lawmaking if he is elected Senate president.
He said the Senate under his leadership would have a complete control over its affairs without being confrontational with the executive.
Akpabio said these Sunday when he visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House, Marina, Lagos Island.
Akpabio, a former Senate minority leader representing Akwa Ibom North-west, described Tinubu as “God’s own choice” for the country’s leadership,
Akpabio said he and his deputy would work with the Tinubu administration to make the country better and bring legislations that will support development.
He said: “The Stability Group of the 10th Senate is made up of men and women of integrity. We came today to show ourselves to the governor and also solicit for his support. He has not only thrown his support behind us, he has shown so much hospitality. Today, he stood before the cameras to endorse my humble self to become the president of the 10th Senate and Senator Jibrin as Deputy Senate President-designate.
We are not taking this support for granted. This team has senators-elect from different political backgrounds and parties; we are determined to ensure collaboration and support for the incoming administration of Tinubu whose presidency is a nationalistic project that will bring positive development to Nigeria. We want him to replicate what has happened in Lagos in the last 24 years of democracy to cover the rest of the country.
“Particularly, we are challenged by the economy; we want to see serious improvement in the IGR of the nation to enable us repay our loan facilities. We want to see more foreign direct investment in the country. We will support him through favourable legislations to ensure Nigeria remains investment-friendly and a business destination in Africa.”
Akpabio urged Sanwo-Olu to reach out to his governor-colleagues on behalf of the group in order to pave the way for smooth legislative transition in the National Assembly.