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Senate presidency: Akume chickens out



Sen Akume tells Buhari point blank how Benue people feel about him

Senate Minority Leader, George Akume has denied reports that he met with APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over his bid to become the next Senate president, as he is not running for the position because he is busy attending to pressing national issues.

The former Governor of Benue State said in a statement by his media aide, Mrs. Beckie Orpin, that he was attending the 8th National Assembly retreat and later held meetings with his colleagues in Abuja, but did not meet with Tinubu on Tuesday.

He said, “For the avoidance of doubt, Senator Akume along with other senators-elect received the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, at the ongoing 8th National Assembly retreat at the International Conference Centre, Abuja in the morning of April 29.

“The Senate minority leader later held other meetings with colleagues up till the early hours of Thursday. The Senate minority leader is not pre-occupied with positions for now but rather, he is conferring with his colleagues on the need to work for the betterment of the lives of the good people of Nigeria and to have a vibrant National Assembly.

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