The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume has recalled that the Presidential Candidate of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu supported PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu to be Senate President against his Muslim brother while in the Senate.
Akume stated this during the party’s presidential rally on Thursday in Makurdi.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Ayu was elected President of the Senate during the Nigerian Third Republic (1992–1993).
Akume encouraged the Benue people to vote massively for Tinubu because he was not a religious fanatic.
“While in the Senate, he supported Sen. Iyorchia Ayu to be Senate President against his Muslim brother.
“He also supported me to be Senate Minority Leader despite the fact that I and Ayu are Christians,” Akume said.
He further said that Tinubu had the capacity to reunite the country, stressing that he was not out for experiment because he had held leadership positions for long.
He reiterated that experiment was not in the party’s presidential candidate’s dictionary, adding that the people should not waste their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) on any other political party.
He also encouraged the people to vote all APC National Assembly candidates because Tinubu needed them.
“You should also vote for our governorship candidate and all the state assembly candidates.
“If you vote for APC you will not regret. You will continue to laugh and laugh,” the minister said.