A group, South West Media Stakeholders, has thrown weight behind the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Senator Osita Bonaventure Izunazo as the Senate President for the 10th National Assembly.
The group said Izunaso is the much-needed ‘balm of gilead’ to douse tension in South East adding that he is the shining example of competence, honesty, probity and character.
This group made these known while addressing a World press conference, on Saturday, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
While speaking, one of the directors of the group, Mr Kola Ilori said in terms of cognate experience, Izunaso stands shoulder high over others, when his parliamentary experience and exposure, are put in perspective.
He said: “Izunaso remains the most credible Sceptre of Unity and Symbol of Cohesion, on the national stage, if the current division and mistrust are anything to go by.
“Aside from the geo-political zone argument, Izunaso remains the most consistent and reliable party faithful over the years, the rare credential none of his opponents could boast of.
“Izunaso is the cleanest man for the job, who has a clean bill of probity from the anti-graft agencies. He has no corruption charges, despite his long years of public service and he’s not being hounded like his opponents.
“Izunaso is well educated, well grounded in public service rules and well versed in National Assembly key procedures and politics that surround the political power play.
“Izunaso’s candidature would not only be groundbreaking, but the most ideal compromise choice to establish a làsting mutual relationship between the Legislature and the Executive, for the betterment of Nigeria and her people.
“Izunaso’s strength of character and dynamism are the essential ingredients the 10th National Assembly would require to galvanize, all the political tendencies, for a prosperous Nigeria.
“Izunaso’s bridge -building abilities and capabilities, across political divides and geo-political zones tower above his closest rivals for the position.”
Ilori added that the best man for the job of Senate President at this time is Senator Osita Bonaventure Izunazo.
His words: “With the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly fixed for coming Tuesday, 13 June, 2003, we owe it a duty as the Conscience of the Nation, to guide our distinguished Senators right in choosing their leadership for the sake of Nigeria and our democracy.
“To us, the best man for the job of Senate President at this time is Senator Osita Bonaventure Izunazo. The leadership of the Senate has to be anchored by a sound Senator who has a high pedigree with an unblemished record in terms of selfless service to fatherland, nationalism, patriotism and more importantly probity and accountability.”
Members of the group at the press conference kncludes Mr Kolawole Ilori, Chief Executive Officer, Midas Media Hub International, Mr Victor Oluwadamilare Former Chairman Nigerian Union of Journalists, Oyo State Chapter and Mrs Bose Oyewole, Former Chairperson, National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ.