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Senate President, Godswill Akpabio collapses in Abuja

Senate President Godswill Akpabio has reportedly collapsed at Transcorp Hilton in the Federal Capital Territory, according to Sahara Reporters.

It was gathered that Akpabio slumped on Thursday after his birthday colloquim while seeing President Bola Tinubu off, and he was immediately was rushed to the hospital.

Tinubu and other dignitaries had gathered at the Congress Hall of the hotel for a colloquium to mark the 61st birthday of the Senate President.

Sources disclosed that the Senate president was briefly stabilized before being taken to the hospital.

“Senate President Akpabio collapsed today after his 61st birthday colloquium in Abuja while seeing the President off.

“He was briefly stabilised before being rushed to the NNPC hospital in Abuja where he was wheeled into a special room on a stretcher. He has remained at the hospital,” a source told Sahara Reporters.

At the event, President Tinubu said the executive and legislative arms of government would jointly tackle the challenges confronting Nigeria.

He said the challenges facing the country will be jointly assessed by the executive and legislature to evolve implementable solutions for the good of Nigerians.

“Having Senate President Akpabio, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Right Honourable Abbas, on my side is enough for me to succeed, and we will succeed.

“I believe in the person of Sen. Godswill Akpabio. He is truly in God’s will for his life. I was governor in Lagos State from 1999 to 2007, and he was a commissioner,” he said.