Godswill Akpabio unexpectedly defeated Senator Yari by a margin of 63 votes to win the position of Senate President for the 10th Senate. Given that many had picked Yari to win the election, this revelation has shocked many in Nigeria’s political system.CONTINUE READING>>>>>
Akpabio’s triumph is evidence of both his political skill and the support of his Senate colleagues. The fact that he rose through the ranks to become one of Nigeria’s most powerful politicians is a credit to his lengthy and distinguished political career.
When Akpabio was appointed as the Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources in Akwa Ibom State in 2002, his political career officially got underway. From 2007 until 2015, he was the governor of Akwa Ibom State, where he oversaw a number of construction initiatives that completely changed the state…… Continue Your Reading
Akpabio was chosen as the Senate Minority Leader in 2015 after being elected as a senator, a position he held until 2018. He was named Minister of Niger Delta Affairs in 2019, which he remained in that capacity until 2022, when he decided to leave to concentrate on his political aspirations.
The political climate in Nigeria is anticipated to be greatly impacted by Akpabio’s election as Senate President. As a seasoned politician, he is anticipated to contribute his wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Senate’s business and to advance the interests of Nigerians.
Akpabio’s election has ushered in a new era in Nigerian politics, although it is unclear what ideas and projects he will pursue in his capacity as Senate President.