Godswill Akpabio, a former minister for the Niger Delta, and Senator Barau Jibrin have received the backing of the Forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairmen in the North-West to serve as the Senate President and Deputy, respectively.
Alhaji Aminu Sani, the chairman of the APC in Jigawa State, spoke to the media on behalf of the forum on Sunday in Kano State. He hailed the selection of the two individuals as an ideal move intended to ensure excellent governance in the nation.
He asserted that the party’s national leadership has shown it is willing to help the nation resolve its socioeconomic issues.
Sani said: “We see the joined ticket of Senator Godswill Akpabio and Senator Barau Jibrin as a wise leadership for the 10th National Assembly that will work for the betterment of Nigeria.
”Barau Jibrin, for example, is a man of integrity who has never been found wanting in all his national life and he is focused. His decision to withdrew his ambition and accept to be deputy clearly shows that he is a leveled headed person and deserves commendation.”
The chairmen, therefore, urged the newly elected senators to support the party leadership’s choice so that Nigeria would have leaders with an interest in national growth.
They also urged Akpabio and Jibrin to join hands with the executive to ensure good governance in Nigeria.