The lawmaker representing Borno South District, Sen Ali Ndume, has revealed that President Asiwaju Bola Tinubu visited and pleaded with lawmakers to support his anointed candidates in the 10th national assembly.
Recall that Godswill Akpabio and Tajudeen Abbas emerged as senate president and speaker of the house of representatives respectively yesterday, June 13.
Appearing for an interview on Channels Television, Ndume claimed that Tinubu sneaked out to beg lawmakers to support his candidates in 10th assembly. He further described him as an “experienced politician”.
“When I contested last time (2019), everybody was on the other side because the party and president endorsed Ahmad Lawan.
“It is almost a repetition of the same thing, the party and the president had a preferred candidate but this president (Tinubu) is an experienced politician who has played a lot of politics.
“He deployed his foot soldiers to complement our (campaign team of Akpabio) efforts and that made a difference. The vice president assisted us.
“He called some people. He even went to some people. It is politics. He sneaked out to visit some people and begged them to support. He has his reasons and there were convincing.”