Tuesday 17th October, 2017
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Saraki, Okowa, Ibori restate faith In Nigeria's unity

Saraki, Okowa, Ibori restate faith In Nigeria's unity

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.”