Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, on Thursday said he was fully in support of the Senate Minority Leader, George Akume’s bid to lead the 8th National Assembly when inaugurated in June.
Suswam reasoned that since there was nobody from the state vying for the position, he was supporting Akume, his predecessor as
state governor, to emerge victorious.
He stated this at the State House, Makurdi, on Thursday, while donating eight brand new Toyota Prado SUVs to the Governor-Elect, Chief Samuel Ortom; his wife; the Deputy
Governor-Elect, Benson Abounu, and his wife,
as part of the peaceful transition arrangement.
He said, “My way of playing politics is all encompassing and I am fully in support of Akume to emerge as the Senate President for
the 8th Assembly since he is the only person from Benue vying for that position, which we
understand has been zoned to the North Central.”
The governor called on the media to continue to encourage peace and issue-based understanding among different political parties in the country.
He urged media practitioners to extend the same support and cooperation the Peoples
Democratic Party enjoyed to the All Progressives Congress in the interest of peaceful existence of Nigeria.
He said, “I want you people (the media) to extend the same support and cooperation our government enjoyed to the incoming administration of APC in the interest of the nation”