Senate President Akpabio congratulates former colleague, Anyim, on 63rd birthday

Akpabio and Anyim

President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON, has sent his congratulations to former President of the upper chamber, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON, on the occasion of his 63rd birthday. 

In a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh, Akpabio described Anyim as a "True democrat and accomplished politician."

Akpabio's message highlights the respect and admiration that Anyim commands among his colleagues in the Senate. 

The former President is widely recognized for his contributions to Nigerian politics, having served as Senate President from 2007 to 2011. He is also known for his commitment to democratic values and principles, which have earned him a reputation as a statesman and a leader.

Thus, Akpabio 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.

Overall, Akpabio's message is a fitting tribute to a distinguished colleague and a reminder of the importance of celebrating the achievements of our leaders.

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