…Tinubu to send Ministerial list to Senate in next 48 hours says Senate Leader
The President of the Senate God’swill Akpabio on Wednesday lamented that Governors in Nigeria always fight their predecessor immediately they resumed office.
Akpabio who spoke at the 60th birthday anniversary lecture and book presentation of Senate leader, Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele in Abuja applauded the celebrant for his loyalty to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for over 30 years when he served as aide to him at the National Assembly in 1992.
Akpabio who expressed displeasure with the attitude of governors to their predecessors, said there’s no former governor that has not had issue with the sitting governor. He cited Senator Adams Oshiomole and Senator Adamu Ailero as an example. Saying apart from that of Ekiti State, Abiodun Oyebanji who is yet to fight with his predecessor..
The President of the Senate said, “the Governor of Ekiti state is a great example of what leadership should be, he has remained steadfast
“As a Governor, the moment you handover power to your successor, he will turn on you, either his taste will change or attitude, there is no any governor in Nigeria that has no problem with their predecessor apart from Ekiti governor. That’s why we have to celebrate Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele for the kind of his person.”
Meanwhile, the Senate leader has disclosed that the much expected Ministerial list will be received by the Senate in the next 48 hours .
Bamidele said that President Tinubu told him this morning when he called to greet him for his birthday lecture around 10:03am that, he won’t be able to come to the birthday lecture because of the communication he needed to submit to Senate in the next 49 hours.
Speaking at the event , former Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, disclosed that Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) have no business in the convoy of President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima once the Police is in the convoy.
The former Vice Chancellor who delivered the 60th birthday anniversary lecture said that there is need for political office holders to reduce number of vehicles in their convoy to show to Nigerians that they feel their pains in this season.
Ogundipe said, “there is need for our leaders to reduce the number of vehicles in their convey so that Nigerians will known that you feel their pains.
“There is nothing VIO, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) are doing in the entourage of President and Vice President once you have police In the convoy.”