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Southern Nigeria Youth Congress Endorses Akpabio For Senate Presidency




By Patrick Ochei

The Southern Nigeria Youth Congress has vehemently endorsed the candidature of Senator Godswill Akpabio for Senate Presidency, describing him as eminently qualified to occupy the number three office on behalf of the people of South-South Nigeria.

Briefing the press in Asaba, Delta State, the President General of the group, Comrade Emordi Ugochukwu Caleb a.k.a Odogwu affirmed that it was the strong belief of the Congress of the Southern Nigeria Youth to throw their weight behind Akpabio, just as he said that no Senator from the South-South region of Nigeria had ever held that office.

According to Emordi, “On National Assembly leadership, we wish to reiterate that it is the turn of the South-South to produce a Senate President. We are calling on all elected Senators from Southern Nigeria and other regions to support a South-South Senate President in the spirit of fair play.

“For those bringing up the argument that Senate Presidency should go to the North because His Excellency, President Tinubu is from the South-West, may we remind them that the 8 years of the Immediate Past President, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari saw Senator Saraki and Ahmed Lawan from the North as Senate Presidents.

“It is therefore only right for the position to now rotate to South-South and we believe that His Excellency, Senator Godswill Akpabio is best qualified, experienced and possessing of the needed capacity to effectively perform as a Senate President. We, therefore, pass a vote of confidence on His Excellency, Senator Godswill Akpabio for the exalted office of the Senate President.

“We also encourage every elected member of the House of Representatives from Southern Nigeria to support a Northern Speakership bid for equity and fairness while we call on all Nigerians to support the South Eastern Nigeria for the Deputy Speaker in the spirit of inclusivity”, he submitted.

Additionally, Emordi commended a true and illustrious Niger Deltan, General Government Ekpemukpolor a.k.a Tompolo for his bold face Security fronting towards assisting the Federal Government to secure the waterways against oil theft through his company, Tantita Security Services.

In praising Tompolo for his effort at helping Federal Government sanitise the Niger Delta region to save it huge foreign earnings, Emordi urged the Government under President Tinubu to continue to do all within her powers to ensure proper security of the Niger Delta region.

His words, “We wish to really appreciate all the Southern leaders and stakeholders helping Nigeria in the battle to curtail economic sabotage through crude oil theft and bunkery, especially General Government Ekpemukpolor a.k.a Tompolo and his Tantita Security Services company for the efforts so far in sanitising the region. While we call on Federal Government through the Federal Ministries of Environment, Petroleum, Niger Delta Affairs, and NIMASA and NNPC to immediately commence the cleanup of Ogoni and other communities in the Niger Delta, affected by oil spillage and as well upscale Youth Economic Empowerment in the region to curtail restiveness, we want to assure the Federal Government and President Tinubu of our full support and cooperation to his administration”.

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