By Theresa Donatus, uyo
A political group under the aegis of Niger Delta Conscience Coalition (NDCC) has thrown its full weight behind the Senate Presidential ambition of the former Senate Minority Leader of the Federal Republic and Senator-elect of Akwa Ibom North West District, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio.
In a press release signed by the National President and secretary of the group Mr Aniefiok Fabian, and John Adangu Dagogo respectively and made available to newsmen at the correspondent chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, states that the unflinching support for Akpabio ‘s candidature is coming on the heels of the recent decision by the Presidency and members of the 10th Senate to zone the presidential seat to the South-South region of the country.
The group described Sen. Akpabio as a ten-in-one representative and expressed optimism that he has the capacity to deliver the much-needed robust, cohesive and transformative leadership in the 10th Senate.
The group bemoaned speculations that the former Akwa Ibom Governor and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs could be aiming for anything less than the Senate Presidency, and therefore cautioned those it described as “paid agents of destabilization and their godfathers to desist forthwith”.
“As permissible as it is for any person or group in their chicken heartedness to exhibit fear and trepidation in a contest such as parading a giant of the pedigree of a one-time governor, ex-senator and former minister in the person of the Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio, it is however something else altogether to seek in anyone’s state of confusion to mislead, deceive and hoodwink his followers, admirers and indeed the nation at large as to the direction or choice of a principal political player at this time in the country’s political trajectory.
“The Niger Delta Conscience however seizes this opportunity to profusely commend the newly elected Senate Members and the APC for in having already zoned the Senate Presidency to the South-South Region, they have made imperative for this our solicitation totally justiciable having in like mariner found in the Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio a person fit, capable, prim and proper to pilot her affairs and deliver the much needed robust. cohesive and transformative leadership as they all set out to commence the sessions of the 10 Senate.
“As a group that totally trust in a conciliatory, equitable and cohesive Nigerian State, we note that the in-coming Senate could not have done better, setting the ball rolling in their current show of resolve to rally around a trusted, tested and capable hand by settling for man who has paid the necessary dues of bridge-building National Sustainability via a Godswill Obot Akpabio’s Presidency”. He said