OrderPaperToday – The lawmaker representing Benue South Senatorial District, Abba Moro has pledged commitment to enhancing the image of the Senate.

He made the commitment while reacting to his recent appointment as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan

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Senator Moro also expressed excitement at the opportunity to chair an important committee as the Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs as a first-timer. He thus added that he would work hard and pray to God to help in the discharge of his responsibilities as creditably as possible.

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He maintained that the leadership in the National Assembly is a collective one which is usually exercised through the instrumentality of the Senate leadership and the various committees, stating that he would contribute his quota to the development of Nigeria and the enhancement of the image of the Senate.

The lawmaker further expressed appreciation to the President of the Senate for ‘graciously appointing him as the Chairman of the Committee.

“While we were away in the trenches at home, battling it out on political turf, the President of the Senate graciously appointed me the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs.

I am grateful to him and I see it as a sign of confidence he is reposing in me. I am ready to face the challenges of leadership in the new committee. Even though it’s a very short time I think it’s not how long that is important when it comes to the issues of leadership,” he said.

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Speaking on his victory at the just concluded parties primaries, Senator Moro attributed his victory to a transparent, free and fair election. 

The former Interior Minister defeated three other aspirants to clinch the ticket after polling a total of 179 votes while his closest rival, Hassan Saleh garnered 72 votes. The two other aspirants, Joseph Ojobo and Bright Ogaji polled 53 and 3 votes respectively.

He recalled that in 2019 the Benue South Senatorial District primaries had to be moved to Makurdi as a result of some high level of insecurity, “but this time around, there was no threat to lives and properties, no threat to the process and we had a very effective primary in the Benue South Senatorial District.

The PDP Primaries is very free and fair, transparent. I think that this time around the leadership of PDP has put up very wonderful efforts in ensuring a peaceful and very transparent process,” Moro said. 

The Benue lawmaker further called on his co-contestants to join hands with him now that the primaries are over, to work for the benefit of the people of the district. 

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“I emerge as victorious, but like I say always; a contest among party nomination is purely family affairs, a contest among brothers. I believe in this process, there’s no victor and there’s no vanquished. We are all one family.

My desire is that my co-contestants will join hands with me now that the primary is over and results have been declared to join hands with me so that we can work for the benefit of our people to build a society of our dreams which has always been my priority. 

Hopefully, they will listen to me and we will work together for the benefit of our people,” he said.



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