FCT senator-elect, Mrs Ireti Kingibe, on Thursday in Abuja expressed willingness to work with her predecessor, opponents and other political parties for a better FCT.
Kingibe of the Labour Party (LP) defeated Sen. Phillip Aduda of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Hon. Zakari Angulu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Feb. 25 National Assembly election.
She noted at a “thank you” news conference that her predecessor senators in the FCT had made their inputs in ensuring the development of the capital territory.
She particularly thanked her immediate predecessor, Sen. Aduda, whom she said gave the FCT his best in the last 12 years in the Senate.
She said she would like to continue to work from wherever Aduda stopped and would listen to his advice.
“I will also like to reach out to all the other contestants and make them understand that it is not about me, but about the good of the FCT.
“If we join hands, we will move FCT to greater heights. I am willing to work with everyone to get things done.
“I call on Hon. Angulu and all others, irrespective of their parties, who contested with me that I am willing to work with everybody.
“I have always said that FCT should be a model for the rest of the country. I will show that even in appointments, wishes and needs; all of them can consider me to be their senator,” she said.
Kingibe promised to gradually push for the approval of FCT as a mayoralty.
She thanked FCT residents for their resounding support and the LP for believing in her and giving her the ticket to contest.
She listed some women who gave her support in her political journey to include Sen. Khairat Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe (1999 to 2003) for showing her the ropes.
She also thanked deceased Maryam Babangida and Madam Jummai Aduda among others and also thanked women and all women groups that supported her.
Kingibe also thanked traditional rulers in the FCT for their support and noted that they never discriminated against her. (NAN)