Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, said, yesterday, that any move by persons to remove him will not succeed as his party, the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, was strongly behind him.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja, the former Benue State govern or, who noted that he was not in any way threatened by rumoured plans to sack him, said: “I am not threatened in anyway. I am a very strong-willed man. I believe in the sanctity of democracy, of human life and of what is in the best interest of our country.
“Nobody pushes me around. I am a believer in democracy. The question is do we all believe in democracy? If we do, we will show love for the democracy we practice.
“For me as a person, I will continue to represent my people to the best of my ability no matter what happens. We must continue to work to sustain democracy and national cohesion.”
Akume, who is also the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, added that “the issue is very simple. The office of the Minority Leader is a decision of minority leaders. In their wisdom, I was elected and I have been holding forth that position.
“Due to sinister motives, somebody from the majority party decided to interfere for obvious reasons.
“I don’t want to go into details, but the bottom line is that the party that controls leadership positions in the minority leadership of the Senate has made a wonderful statement that: ‘we are totally behind Senator George Akume’.”