Godswill Obot Akpabio, president of the Nigerian senate, has lamented the sad trend of certain governors engaging in battles with their predecessors shortly after taking office.
Akpabio bemoaned the fact that only the governor of Ekiti State, Abiodun Oyebanji, has yet to have a battle with his predecessor, naming Senator Adams Oshiomole and Senator Adamu Ailero as examples.
After working as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s legislative aide in 1992, he praised Senator Michael Bamidele Opeyemi for his commitment over the last 30 years.
This was announced by Akpabio at a book presentation and lecture celebrating Michael Opeyemi Bamidele’s 60th birthday in Abuja.
In the tenth senate, Bamidele holds the position of leader.
The Senate President praised Governor Fayose of Ekiti State, calling him “a great example of what leadership should be.”
“As soon as you take over power as governor, your successor will turn against you, either because of a shift in his tastes or his attitude. Except for Ekiti’s governor, no current Nigerian leader has a good relationship with his or her predecessor.
For this reason, we must recognize Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele for the fine man that he is.
Meanwhile, the Senate Leader has announced that the Senate would receive President Tinubu’s much-anticipated ministerial list within the next 48 hours.
“President Tinubu told me this morning when he called to greet me on my birthday that he would not be able to come to the birthday lecture because of the communication he needed to submit the list to the Senate in the next 48 hours,” Bamidele added.