Southern senators vow to uphold Nigeria’s unity

Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

Senator Hope Uzodinma

Nigerian senators from the southern part of the country have vowed to use their positions to strengthen Nigeria’s unity.

The senators believe that the on going efforts of the acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo must be supported by all Nigerians, which prompted their coming together under one group.

The senators under the aegis of Southern Nigeria Senators Forum, in a bid to achieve their objective, on Wednesday, inaugurated an executive committee to steer the affairs of the forum in this 8th Senate.

Announcing the development after the caucus’ inaugural meeting on Wednesday, the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio explained that the group is apolitical because it cuts across the various parties represented in the Senate.

According to him, Senator Hope Uzodinma from south east Nigeria has emerged Chairman of the southern senators caucus while Senator Lanre Tejuoso from the south west, is to serve as the group’s Vice Chairman.

Other members in the executive committee of the group are, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa who will serve as the Publicity Secretary, Senator Duro Fasheyi is the Auditor, while Senator Stella Oduah, who is the only female senator in the executive committee is to serve as the Welfare officer.

Addressing National Assembly Correspondents at the end of its meeting, Chairman of the group, Senator Hope Uzodinma said the southern senators caucus is poised to play vital role in strengthening the unity of Nigeria going by the recent agitation by various sectional groups across the country.