Akume said the minority leader should automatically takeover the leadership if his party man emerges as president.
The Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, told journalists on Friday, May 22 in Abuja, that he is the most qualified for the Senate President seat.
He said if the presidential system of government which Nigeria practices is anything to go by, the minority leader should automatically takeover the leadership if his party man emerges as president.
“We are practicing the presidential system of government and in that system, the path of succession to leadership in the legislature is clearly established; as minority leader, automatically I should have become the president.
“I got into the senate after eight years as the governor of Benue state.
“During my stay here, I moved from the PDP which I co-formed to the ACN and eventually I became the minority leader of APC after the merger and from that vantage position I became the chairman of the minority caucus.
“I believe that given my track records and the fact that I have been leading the caucus in the senate, I should be considered the most worthy man to preside over the affairs of the 8th Senate.
“For anybody to say that I should withdraw is purely in the imagination of a few, I do not have any skeletons in my cupboard,” he said.
Akume represents the people of Benue North-West under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).