Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, on Thursday threw his weight behind the current Minority leader in the Senate, George Akume’s bid to lead the 8th National Assembly when inaugurated in June.
According to Suswam, since there was nobody from the state vying for the position, he was supporting Akume, the immediate past governor of the state, 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”.
Suswam called on the media to continue to encourage peace and issue-based understanding among different political parties in the country.
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”.