The President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Friday, August 17, visited the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Emmanuel Udom, to show solidarity.
NIGERIA NEWS notes that the Senate president was also accompanied by other Senators, including Bassey Albert, Dino Melaye, Biodun Olujimi, Phillip Aduda, Clifford Ordia, and Isa Misau.
The visit by the Senators followed the recent defection of the former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
While, Akpabio claimed that his defection was attributed to the lack of internal reward system in the PDP, the commissioner of information for the state, Charles Udoh, said Saraki’s visit is a show of solidarity for Governor Udom.
Udoh said: “He (Mr Saraki) is leading a delegation of some senators to show solidarity with the governor.
“He told the governor that he has the full support of his office and his colleagues in the National Assembly,” Udoh said.
In an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Senator Omo-Agege faulted Saraki’s decision to have postponed NASS convening, adding that the Senate president is postponing the day of evil.