I’m Not Interested In Senate Presidency, Says Akume

imageGeorge Akume, Senate Minority Leader has stated that he is not interested in succeeding David Mark as Senate President of the 8th Assembly.

Akume has also denied having a meeting with a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, over his purported ambition.

He stated that he never had had is eyes on the senate presidency or any position at the moment, as he was busy attending to pressing national issues.

In a statement by his media aide, Beckie Orpin, the former governor of Benue state said there was no meeting between himself and Tinubu on Tuesday, rather he attended the 8th National Assembly retreat and later held meetings with his colleagues in Abuja.

“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 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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