No one expected Akpabio to win the Senate President’s seat, Edwin Clark breaks silence
Mr Edwin Clark, an Elder Statesman and Niger Delta leader has said that the emergence of Senator Godwin Akpabio as the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly has remained a shock to many Nigerians.
Mr. Clark went further to state that
“no one expected Akpabio to win the Senate President’s seat”, as he disclosed that the latter had approached him and sought for his prayers and blessings, which he offered liberally.
Speaking during an interview on Arise Television, Wednesday morning, Clark, without mincing words, said he was engulfed in deep consternation upon the emergence of Akpabio as the Senate President.
Also, he expressed stupefaction over the revelation that 55 of the 109 Senators in the National Assembly are Muslims, while 54 are Christians, adding that “anyone who believes that Christians will be relegated to the background must be joking.”
Mr Edwin Clark who congratulated the 109 senators on electing Senator Akpabio as the new Senate President, posited that the outcome of the event at the Senate chamber gladdened his heart.
“I was surprised yesterday to learn that out of 109 senators, 55 are Muslims and 54 are Christians,” Mr Edwin Clark stated. No one believes Christians should be pushed to the margins. So yesterday’s events made me happy. I congratulate the 109 senators. I was a Senator myself, and they have carried themselves admirably.”
In addition, he praised Godswill Akpabio’s opponent, Yari, who received 46 votes in the Senate presidential election.
Moreso, he applauded the spirit of sportsmanship as was displayed by that Senator Yari, towards his opponents who emerged victorious in the said election.