By Wilson Adekumola
The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has rejoiced with Senator Godswill Akpabio on his emergence as the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The PUNCH reported that Akpabio was elected President of the Senate. After a quick recess, Sani Tambuwal, the Clerk of the National Assembly, declared Akpabio as the Senate President having garnered 63 votes leaving his rival with 46 votes.
In his congratulatoty message, Governor Obaseki said, “Senator Akpabio comes with immense experience as a former Governor and Minister, garnering wide-ranging expertise that will benefit the 10th Senate and advance the development of our dear nation,” Governor Obaseki said in his congratulatory message, Tuesday morning.
Governor Obaseki added, “His understanding of the machinery of State will smoothen executive-legislative collaboration, which will enhance good governance and engender sustainable development.”
“I am confident that he will give a good account of himself and deliver on this new national assignment.”