Despite public criticism, Akpabio unruffled, calm: Bamidele eulogises him at 61


Senate President, Godswill Akapbio

The Leader of the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele has felicitated with President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio as he marks 61st birthday on Saturday.

In a statement by his Directorate of Media and Public Affairs on Friday, Bamidele wished the senate president more fruitful, prosperous and rewarding years on the land of the living.

Specifically, the senate leader commended Akpabio’s commitment to promoting the cause of the masses and pro-people legislations evident in the way he had used the gavel with cautious optimism.

He observed that since his emergence as the president of the upper chamber on June 13, Akpabio had been providing strategic leadership that prioritised consensus building in the interest of peace, progress and development.

Even amid scathing public criticism, Bamidele noted that Akpabio “has always been calm, peaceful and unruffled, always according utmost respect to all legislators regardless of their political leanings.

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“Akpabio is passionate about cultivating strategic partnership with all national institutions With a view to building a Nation that works for all and developing an economy that flourishes.

“He is a political leader dedicated to the empowerment of the downtrodden in society. He has also contributed to the development of this nation with his uncommon achievements as the Governor of Akwa Ibom (2007 – 2015) State and as a Minister of Niger Delta (2019 – 2022).

“A day like this truly calls for not only cheerful celebration of what God has made of him, but also candid reflection of God’s goodness and grace, His favour and kindness as well as of His love and mercy towards him and his family in the last 61 years.

“Just as I rejoice with him on this historic occasion, I pray God keeps him in an excellent frame of mind; guides every step he takes in service to our Fatherland; satisfies him with health that never fails, memory that never fades and mind that ever discerns glorious path to national recovery.”

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