The Senator representing Borno South District in Borno State has stated that he will not be held liable if Godswill Akpabio, the newly elected Senate President, proves to be the worst.
Ndume stated on Channels TV on Tuesday that he should not bear any responsibility for Akpabio’s performance.
Ndume was a key figure in the campaign for Akpabio and Deputy Speaker Barau Jibrin, who were both elected on Tuesday.
When questioned if Akpabio’s performance should reflect on him as one of his supporters, the senator answered that Akpabio would account for his own.
He said, “I don’t think that is right. I’m not Akpabio. Even before God, Akpabio will account for his own; I will account [for mine].”
“I said he’s the best,” the Majority Leader of the ninth Senate admitted.
“If he turns out being the worst, I’m not going to be responsible. How can you hold me accountable? I didn’t force anybody to vote. I believe he’s the best, but I don’t know what he will do tomorrow. I can’t say that.”
Ndume also stated that his expectation is based on what he has seen.
“I’ve known Akpabio for four years; he was a minority leader, while I was the majority leader,” he said.
“And I know he is somebody that is intelligent, he’s passionate about some issues, and he’s detribalised. He’s a qualified lawyer, he was a minister, he was a commissioner, he has all it takes to do what Nigerians expect.”