The Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima today appealed to former senators to support the administration of President Bola Tinubu, describing him as a leader with a genuine interest to transform the country.

Speaking to a delegation comprising his former colleagues from the 9th Senate who were on a courtesy visit to him at the Presidential Villa, the Vice President said “President Bola Tinubu is a good man, I will urge all of us to rally round and support him.”

On his personal relationship with the former senators, the Vice President said “in the last four years, I have formed permanent bonds of friendship and of fraternity that I believe will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

“I want to assure you that I will work with you in the interest of our nation. What binds us together as a family and a nation supersedes whatever that divides us,” Vice President Shettima added.

Earlier in his remarks, the leader of the delegation, Sen. Philip Aduda, said the visit was not partisan as composition of the group comprised members across different political affiliations who are united for the progress of the country.

He pledged their support for the Tinubu administration and prayed for the success of its policies and programmes.

In the same vein, Sen. George Sekibo expressed confidence that the capacity, humility and depth of knowledge of the Vice President will impact the policies and programmes of the Tinubu administration and reassured the VP of their loyalty and solidarity at all times.

Other members of the delegation included, Sen. Sam Egwu; Sen. Aliyu Abdullahi; Sen. Gabriel Suswam; Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha; Sen. Chukwuma Utazi; Sen. Ibrahim Oloriegbe; Sen. Uche Ekwunife; Sen. Betty Apiafi; Sen. Yakubu Oseni; Sen. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe; Sen. Suleiman Kwari; Sen Danjuma Laah; Sen. Cleopas Moses and Sen. Stella Oduah.

Sen. Biodun Olujimi; Sen. Nora Daduut; Sen. Bulus Amos; Sen. Istaifanus Gyang; Sen. Michael Nnachi; Sen Hassan Mohammed; Sen. Albert Bassey Akpan; Sen. Clifford Ordia; Sen. Hezekiah Dimka, and Sen. Chukwuma Ibezim, were also at the meeting.

Olusola Abiola
Director Information
Office of the Vice President
19th July 2023