“70% of PDP Senators Behind Akpabio for Senate Presidency” – Dave Umahi Reveals

Former Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has disclosed the number of senators from the Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who support the Senate Presidency candidacy of former Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Umahi emphasised that the emergence of Akpabio as the next Senate President was orchestrated by President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima, whom he believes were divinely appointed to heal and unite Nigeria.

During an interview with Arise Television on Friday, Umahi expressed his gratitude to Tinubu and Shettima for their dedication to the country’s well-being and urged everyone to prioritise the nation’s interests.

Umahi questioned the PDP’s opposition to a Christian Senate presidency, given their previous disapproval of a Muslim-Muslim ticket during the election. He pointed out that many individuals who genuinely love the country have thrown their support behind Akpabio’s candidacy.

Although Umahi had initially shown interest in the Senate Presidency, he stated that he would not oppose the decision of the President, considering his role as the Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum and his loyalty to the President.

“All those that love this country have queued behind Akapbio as the next senate president. The PDP was against our Muslim-Muslim ticket, so why are they now against a Christian Senate presidency?

“I was one of the first people to signify interest for the Senate Presidency, having been the Chairman of the Southeast governors forum, but I should not be seen to opposing my president.”

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