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Suswam Backs Akume for Senate Presidency

Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam, on Thursday said he is supporting his predecessor to emerge victorious George Akume to lead the 8th National Assembly when inaugurated in June.

Governor Suswan made this known at the State House, Makurdi, 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 however 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.”

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