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10th Senate: Akpabio Woos LP, NNPP, Confirms Tinubu Met Kwankwaso

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Senate presidential candidate, Godswill Akpabio and his team have taken their campaign to the leadership of the Labour Party (LP) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

Akpabio and his campaign team met  the two opposition parties, alongside his running mate, Barau Jibril, barely 24 hours after meeting with the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Addressing the National Working Committee of the NNPP led by its acting national chairman, Abba-Kawu Ali, Akpabio said that his team, called the Stability Group, was determined to secure the support of leadership of the oppostion parties ahead of the June 13, 2023, Inauguration of the National Assembly.

He said, “Membership of the Stability Group cuts across party lines, and we are doing extensive consultations. We have never had a situation where we had 8 political parties like we are going to have in the 10th National Assembly.”

Akpabio also confirmed that the President-elect met with the presidential candidate of the NNPP, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

He said, “In the House, we are blind to party affiliations, and that’s why we are moving to meet our leaders. I thank you for receiving us. I want to thank your national leader, Kwankwaso, for the meeting he is having with our president elect, Bola Tinubu, and I hope the meeting will be fruitful for the progress of the nation.”

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The former Senate leader and current Senator representing Borno South and Director-General of the Akpabio Campaign Organisation, Ali Ndume, who spoke at the meeting, said his group has secured the signatures of 69 Senators elect supporting the aspirations of Senators Akpabio and Jubrin.

He said, “We want you to support this stability group; we have 69; who have signed. It isn’t about Akpabio or Jibrin. What the country needs now is stability, and that’s why we called the group the Stability Group.”

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The acting national chairman of the NNPP described the Akpabio- Jubrin as a formidable and assured the duo of the support of the lawmakers on the platform of his party.

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