- Ahmad Abba Dangata has sent a congratulatory message to Mrs Regina Mbavekumtor Akume as she clocks another year on Wednesday, December 1
- Dangata, an APC national youth leader aspirant, described Mrs Akume, wife of minister George Akume, as a virtuous woman and philanthropist
- Akume, the minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, has also celebrated his wife on her birthday
Ahmad Abba Dangata has felicitated with Mrs Regina Mbavekumtor Akume, wife of the minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, Senator George Akume, as she marked her birthday on Wednesday, December 1.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng, Dangata praised Mrs Akume and her husband who is a former governor of Benue state, describing them as philanthropists who have dedicated their lives to serving humanity.
Dangata, a 28-year-old who is aspiring to become the national youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), also described Mrs Akume as a "virtous woman", saying the special duties and inter-governmental affairs' minister is lucky to have her.
Akume celebrates wife
Meanwhile, the minister has also celebrated his wife whom he described as "not just only a wife but a sister, friend and confidant".
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The minister's words were contained in a statement released by his media aide, Aondona Mkor.
The statement read in part:
"As a devout Christian and believer in the teachings of Christ, Senator George Akume acknowledges the great source of inspiration and confidence he derives from his wife, who is also a committed servant of the Lord and God Almighty.
"The Honourable Minister calls on his friends, colleagues, family, party associates and well meaning Nigerians to join him in praise and thanksgiving to God for the new age and life of his wife, Chief Mrs. Regina Mbavekumtor Akume, JP+."
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In other news, Senator Akume has dismissed viral claims that he will contest for the position of vice president in the 2023 presidential election.
The minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs debunked the reports on Tuesday, October 26, through his special adviser on media and public affairs, Mkor Aondona.
Aondona who spoke with Leadership on Tuesday noted that his principal has neither indicated interest to run for the position nor employed the services of anyone to campaign on his behalf for this purpose.