The two senators-elect of the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) have endorsed Godswill Akpabio for election as the next senate president.
The senators-elect, Godiya Akwashiki and Ahmed Wadada, will represent Nasarawa North and Nasarawa West districts respectively in the incoming Senate.
The endorsement is coming barely 24 hours after the Akpabio/Barau campaign team approached leaders of some opposition parties for their support.
Mr Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom State and former Minister of Niger Delta, is the official choice of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu in the race for the seat.
READ ALSO: Senate Presidency: Akpabio woos leaders of opposition parties
A senator representing Kano North, Barau Jibrin, has also been nominated as the deputy senate president by the ruling party.
The two senators-elect of the SDP announced their endorsement of Mr Akpabio on Thursday after a closed meeting with his campaign team in Abuja.
The senators-elect in the campaign team at the meeting were Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, Solomon Olamilekan (Lagos West), Salisu Shuaib (Ogun Central) among others.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.Donate
TEXT AD: Call Willie - +2348098788999