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APC National Convention: I have no ongoing battle with EFCC, Buhari minister reveals

  • APC leader, Senator George Akume has clarified his issues with the EFCC, as claimed in the media
  • The senator called the report false while noting that he has no battle with the anti-corruption agency
  • Often described as the father of Benue State politics, Akume is the only governor reputed to be free from the EFCC

Minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume has reacted to a news report that claimed he was fighting an ongoing battle with Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) .

Akume was dismissed as fake, with the report saying he has no baggage to hinder his chances in the race for national president of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Vanguard reports.

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The senator made the revelation on Tuesday, February 1, to a national daily which reportedly said ahead of the APC National Convention, he may face challenges regarding his ongoing battle with the anti-corruption agency.

Presidency of the APC: an influential senator opens up
Akume, a bridge builder and progressive core, is the only reputable governor without EFCC. Photo credit: Senator Dr. George Akume
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Chairman of Senator George Akume’s Contact Committee, Chief Simon Shango, who signed the letter on behalf of the former Governor of Benue State, said:

“The fact is, prominent Senator George Akume has no ongoing battle with any anti-corruption agency.

“In over 23 years, Senator George Akume has never been asked for questioning by an anti-corruption agency. In any case, the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria even allows an accused to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, how much more from Senator George Akume who has not even been charged with any offense .”

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Endorsement by Senator George

Chief Shango also hailed what he described as the growing nationwide consensus that is gradually building in favor of Senator Akume.

He added:

“There is the endorsement of Senator George Akume by the Northern APC National Front, signed by its organizer and spokesperson Mallam Ayuba Hassan. Other key endorsements are by the Igbo Youth Assembly signed by its national president, Mr. signed by its national secretary Casmir Irekanba and the national publicity secretary, comrade Chidi Chilo.”

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With an emphatic presence, the women’s coalition which included market women, women farmers, traders, artisans and professionals chorused for Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to become the APC presidential candidate. in 2023.

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They urged the party’s interim committee to strictly ensure that delegates to its national convention are not hijacked by those who have participated in the looting of state or federal resources in the past.

2023: Save Nigeria movement challenges Anyim and Wike’s presidential ambition

In another development, the Save Nigeria movement has kicked the presidential ambitions of former Senate Speaker Anyim Pius Anyim.

The group’s organizer, Rev. Solomon Semaka, who addressed a press briefing on Monday, January 10, also disapproved of the role played by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike ahead of 2023, alleging that Wike is trying to impose a president of Igbo or Norse origin.

The group has warned Nigerians to beware of Wike and Anyim, accusing the duo of working solely for their selfish reasons ahead of the elections.