Akpabio hails Anyim at 63, says he’s committed to promoting peace and unity in Nigeria

By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – President of the 10th Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio has hailed the foemer president of the Nigerian red chamber, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON on the auspicious ocassion of his birthday, stressing that he has remained a committed party man, promoting peace and unity and working for good governance in the country.

Akpabio, in a birthday message signed by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh described Anyim, as a “True democrat and accomplished politician.”

He applauded Senator Anyim’s efforts in fighting for and instituting legislative independence in the Senate in his hey days as the presiding officer.

“On behalf of my family, constituents, the Senate and the National Assembly, I wish to heartily rejoice with one of my predecessors, a gentleman and learned brother, Distinguished Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON on his 63rd birthday. I pray to the Almighty God to bless him with many more healthy and fruitful years ahead”

Akpabio said “I must acknowledge the indelible role played by Senator Anyim in the growth and sustenance of our current democratic experience. He is indeed, one of the pillars of the 4th Republic, who have played significant roles in giving life to our democracy.

“As a statesman and true democrat, Senator Anyim was able to mobilise men of thought and conscience when our late President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was ill to guide the National Assembly to ensure that there was no vacuum and the process of transmitting power was seamless.

“As Secretary to the Government of the Federation under President Goodluck Jonathan, he brought his experience to bear on the administration. He has remained a committed party man, promoting peace and unity and working for good governance in the country”, Akpabio stated.

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