The lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District, Senator Ali Ndume has revealed how President Bola Tinubu made some calls, visits and begged some people for Senator Godswill Akpabio to emerge as the Senate President.
Ndume made this known while speaking on the role Tinubu played in ensuring the preferred candidates of the APC emerged winner during the election of the 10th National Assembly which took place in Abuja on Tuesday.
Recall that Akpabio who is the preferred candidate of the President and the APC leadership, emerged as the Senate President on Tuesday with 63 votes, defeating his lone challenger for the post, Abdulaziz Yari who got 46 votes.
Speaking on Tuesday during an interview on Channels TV, Ndume said that President Tinubu put in the necessary efforts including sneaking out to beg some people in order to ensure Akpabio’s emergence.
According to Ndume, President Tinubu believes Akpabio is well-qualified, supported him, and had foot soldiers complement the efforts.
He said, “So many factors helped Akpabio’s victory; when I contested the last time, the President endorsed Ahmed Lawan. So it’s almost a repetition of the same thing.
“The party and the president had a preferred candidate, but this President because he is an experienced politician, played lots of Politics in it. He deployed his foot soldiers to complement our efforts, and that made a difference.”
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via: Information Nigeria