2027: Akpabio Meets APC South South Chairmen, Urges Them To Grow Party In Region

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Ahead of the party’s fortunes in 2027, President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, today, charged the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the South South geo-political zone, to work harder to grow the party in the zone.

Senator Akpabio who gave the charge while receiving in courtesy, APC chairmen from the South South region, in Abuja said there is the need for the visibility of the party in the region to grow from one state to more states.

The Senate President emphasized that he understands the challenges being faced by the chairmen and that, “in the days ahead, a meeting of critical stakeholders comprising State chairmen, National Assembly members, Ministers and other Appointees from the region would be convened to work out modalities to support the party at various state chapters, as a way of engendering unity and understanding, amongst all party members to foster social cohesion between the party and elected/ appointed officials in government.”

Commending the APC Chairmen for their visit, Senator Akpabio and used the opportunity to intimate them of the plans of the Tinubu-led Government towards the economic prosperity agenda for Nigeria as a whole and South South in particular.

Thanking President Tinubu for the Lagos/Calabar coastal road which he described “as very visionary”, he inform the Chairmen that he personally inspected the on going construction of the project with the Minister of works in Lagos before returning to Abuja.

Responding on behalf of his colleagues, the APC Cross River State Chairman,, Barrister Alphonsus Ogar, commended the harmonious working relationship between the Senate President and the only Governor from the zone, Senator Bassey Otu and their spouses.

Barrister Ogar while expressing solidarity with the President of the Senate, he said the South South geo political zone last had the seat of Senate President in 1979, 45 years ago.

Declaring their total support for Akpabio’s commitment towards the infrastructural development of the area especially the on going Lagos – Calabar Coastal road and railway line being embarked upon by the Tinubu administration, the Chairmen said “the completion of this project within record time would immortalize President Tinubu in the hearts of the people of the region.

He then urged the President of the Senate, not to be distracted by the antics of the opposition as the Lagos/Calabar coastal road project is the most ambitious and laudable project, ever to have been embarked upon as a reward for a region that is contributing blood and oxygen to the economic survival.

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