Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has described Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s emergence as Senate Minority Leader as recognition for his years of active contributions and commitment to the cause of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and national development.
Ikpeazu stated this in a statement issued in Umuahia by Mr Onyebuchi Ememanka, his Chief Press Secretary, and made available to newsmen in Umuahia at the weekend.
He further described the lawmaker as “a beacon of legislative excellence, whose doggedness confirms that there is great honour in the exercise of consistency, integrity and courage.”
He expressed the confidence that Abaribe would evolve novel ideas, improved legislative integrity, dignity and a new impetus for opposition politics in the National Assembly (NASS).
Ikpeazu said as one of the longest serving senators in the Ninth Assembly, the Abia-born lawmaker “has become well versed in the business of legislation.”
He hoped that Abaribe would add greater value to the quality of legislations emanating from the senate.
According to the governor, Abaribe represents “a compendium of legislative experience and a walking encyclopedia of the nuances of the legislative arm of government.”
Abaribe, representing Abia South Senatorial District, won the 2019 election to the Senate for a record four tenures. He hails from Ikpeazu’s Obingwa Local Government Area of the state.