The Minority Leader of the 10th Senate, Senator Simon Mwadkwon, has debunked rumors that the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, was involved in his emergence.
Recall that, on Tuesday, Akpabio and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, announced names of Principal Officers in the National Assembly.
There had since been speculations and rumors about the choice of the 10th NASS leadership.
Mwadkwon, therefore, made this declaration during an interview on Arise TV on Thursday, stating that he was not rubber-stamped but nominated by 36 Senators of the opposition parties.
He stated, “… I was nominated by 36 Senators of the opposition party. Perhaps, these Senators are seen as one that would want to have a rubber-stamp Minority Leader, aside that I don’t think…the Senate President himself does not have a hand in emergence.
“So, who is it that I would be rubber-stamped to? I’m a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, my focus is that Nigeria must move forward, Nigeria must succeed, Nigeria must be seen to be on the right track of development.
“Therefore, I want to assure you and all Nigerians that if the Senate President or the majority party in the Senate brings anything that is inimical to the development and peaceful coexistence of Nigeria, certainly, certainly, I will stand against it, the minority parties will stand against it.”