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Akpabio: I didn't say Senate will buy new aircraft for Tinubu, Shettima

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Senate President, Godswill Akapbio

By Kingsley Okoye

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has denied promising to buy new aircraft for President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima even though Nigerians are hungry.

The president of the Senate said the report attributing the comment to him on the purchase of a new aircraft was not true.

Akpabio, in a statement on Tuesday by Jackson Udom, his Special Assistant on Print Media, gave the clarification during a condolence visit to Sen. Tahir Monguno over the death of his father.

According to Akpabio, the report is from propagandists and fifth columnists.

He said the Senate was focused on delivering legislation that would support actualisation of President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

Akpabio, who expressed satisfaction with the present security situation in Borno state, urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the present administration.

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His words: “I want to dispel the rumour that you are hearing that the Senate President said he will buy a new plane for the President and his Vice, irrespective of the fact that Nigerians are hungry or whatever.

“I never said that. I was actually in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

“It is the handiwork of propagandists and fifth columnists, who never see anything good in what we are doing.

“Be rest assured, pray for the government, have patience and be assured that the combination of Tinubu and Shettima will bring wealth and prosperity to all.

“I am happy to see that peace has returned to Borno, as a result of the hard work of President Bola Tinubu.

“I want to tell the good of people of Borno to continue to support the administration.”(NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

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