The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, former governor James Ibori, have expressed faith in Nigeria’s democracy and unity.
Speaking at the 60th birthday Thanksgiving Mass of the Senator representing Delta North, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi at St Augustine’s Catholic Church, Ibusa, they stated that Nigerians should put the interest of the country first before self.
Delta State Deputy Governor, Mr Kingsley Otuaro, former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, were also at the service, which was attended by more than 40 Senators, including the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Leo Ogor was also at the service which was attended by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu and his Niger Delta counterpart, Uguru Usani.
An array of traditional rulers, Priests and politicians attended the event.
Senator Saraki said: “I want to assure the clergy that we will continue to seek for your prayers for this great country of ours; the challenges facing the country are enormous, it goes beyond roads and infrastructure; the peace and unity of this country is paramount and should be upheld but, equity and Justice where every Nigerian has a say must be the watchword.”
The Senate President who congratulated Senator Nwaoboshi stated that the Senate is one family and would ensure that Nigerians get their dues.
To Governor Okowa, “the church should continue to pray for politicians for they work under very serious circumstances; we will continue to encourage ourselves to be good representatives of our people; we need the partnership of all Nigerians and Deltans to develop our communities and we will continue to support the Senate in its defence of democracy.”