Akpabio eulogises former Senate President at 63

Leah TwakiFebruary 19, 20242 min

Akpabio applauded Senator Anyim’s efforts in fighting for and instituting legislative independence in the Senate in his heyday as the presiding officer.

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has felicitated the former President of the Red Chamber, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON as he marks his 63rd birthday.

In his birthday message, Akpabio described the former Senate President as a “True democrat and accomplished politician.”

Akpabio said “On behalf of my family, constituents, the Senate, and the National Assembly, I wish to heartily rejoice with one of my predecessors, a gentleman and learned brother, Distinguished Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON on his 63rd birthday. I pray to the Almighty God to bless him with many more healthy and fruitful years ahead”

 “I must acknowledge the indelible role played by Senator Anyim in the growth and sustenance of our current democratic experience. He is indeed, one of the pillars of the 4th Republic, who have played significant roles in giving life to our democracy.”

Akpabio, listing out Anyim’s achievements under two former presidents of Nigeria said “As a statesman and true democrat, Senator Anyim was able to mobilise men of thought and conscience when our late President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was ill to guide the National Assembly to ensure that there was no vacuum and the process of transmitting power was seamless.

“As Secretary to the Government of the Federation under President Goodluck Jonathan, he brought his experience to bear on the administration. He has remained a committed party man, promoting peace and unity and working for good governance in the country”, Akpabio added.

Senator Anyim Pius Anyim GCON was a Senator on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999 for Ebonyi South, he became the 9th president of the Senate from 2000 to 2003, and he was also the Secretary to the Government of Federation during President Goodluck Jonathan administration.

Leah Twaki

A Chemistry graduate, excels as a social media manager, digital journalist, and content creator with an interdisciplinary skills blend of science and communication.

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