The Deputy Director General of Akpabio/Barau campagin, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele has revealed that Senators in camp of Senate President, Godswill Akpabio arrived the National Assembly Complex to avert what happened in 2015 .
In 2015, Senators loyal to former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki kept vigil in the National Assembly Complex to install the former governor of Kwara state as Senate President while.other Senators were in International Conference Center in Abuja to meet with Former President
Speaking at the reception of his Swearing-in Abuja, Senator Bamidele said that he has been able to sleep for.the last 48 hours in order to.enaure the victory of Akpabio as Senate President.
According to him, I have not been able to sleep for the last 48 hours in order to ensure that Senator Godswill Akpabio emerged as Senate President.
” We entered the National Assembly Complex around 4am in order to avert what happened in 2015. The victory wouldn’t have been possible if not the efforts of immediate past Senate President.
He therefore thanked the royal fathers that came from the Ekiti Central Senatorial districts for their presence at the reception.
Meanwhile, immediate past Senate President has described Senator Bamidele was the pillar of the ninth Senate applauding him for.his contributions to Nation building in the.ninth Senate.
According to him, From day one he has been a pillar of my Senate Presidency. We had some few cases that I asked him to handle and he performed excellently.
” We have become a family as continue another four years in the Senate and beyond.”
Other prominent personalities at the reception are Ajero of Ijero-Ekiti, Adebayo Adewole , Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti, Ajakaye among others