Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has described Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe’s emergence as Senate Minority Leader as a recognition for his year’s of active contribution and commitment to the cause of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and national development.
Ikpeazu said this in a press statement issued in Umuahia. It was issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka; and made available to the media in Umuahia on Friday, June 14.
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 also a new impetus for opposition politics in the National Assembly (NASS).
Ikpeazu said Abaribe is one of his longest-serving senators in the ninth assembly; and also that the Abia-born lawmaker “has become well-versed in the business of legislation.”
He also hoped that Abaribe would add greater value to the quality of legislation emanating from the Senate.
According to the governor, Abaribe likewise represents even more. He represents “a compendium of legislative experience and a walking encyclopedia of the nuances of the legislative arm of government.”
Abaribe now represents Abia South Senatorial District. He won the 2019 election to the Senate for a record four tenures.
He hails from Ikpeazu’s Obingwa Local Government Area of the state.