• Ekiti senators, others behind Akpabio — Oyebanji

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    The Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has said senators-elect and other stakeholders in the state were behind the candidacy of Senator Godswill Akpabio to succeed Ahmad Lawan as the next Senate President.

    This is as he also assured that Ekiti was committed to a united and formidable 10th National Assembly and the decision by the All-Progressives Congress National Working Committee to zone the Senate President position to the South-South.

    The governor disclosed this in Abuja while hosting Akpabio alongside some senators-elect. The meeting also had in attendance elected senators from Ekiti: Opeyemi Bamidele, Yemi Adaramodu and Cyril Fasuyi.

    Speaking during the meeting, Oyebanji said Ekiti APC had keyed into NWC’s decision on the 10th Assembly leadership.

    “in Ekiti State, we are committed to a united National Assembly and we are also committed to the decision of the National Working Committee of the APC with respect to the zoning and you can attest to the fact that all the senators are here with me just to have dinner with Akpabio.

    “We are supporting his aspiration as directed by the national body of the party. We are in this together, we are not only supporting, we will identify with him publicly and that is what I have done.

    “All Ekiti senators and the leaders, all the former governors – we are in the same boat. We respect the sanctity of the party and we appeal to all contenders to also follow the advice of the National Working Committee.

    “It is only when we are united that we can ensure progressive development of the country. Senator Akpabio has been called to serve and he needs all support and we shall give him that,” Oyebanji was quoted as saying in a statement by his media aide, Yinka Oyebode.


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