Northern Senators Accuse Senate President Of Blackmail
President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has dismissed as baseless and untrue the news report of plots to impeach him. He declared that the Senate is very stable as senators are working harmoniously towards a greater and better Nigeria.
Akpabio, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Eseme Eyiboh, said that contrary to the sponsored news report in some sections of the media that some unnamed senators were allegedly plotting to impeach him, the Senate is stable and unperturbed by what appears to be a syndicated media attack from outside the precincts of the National Assembly.
He said that the reports were complete imaginations and laced with malice to achieve what senators are yet to comprehend.
“The Senate has since moved on after the leadership contest. The plot to drag in senators who initially did not support the emergence of the present leadership into a conspiracy that does not exist was uncharitable to the senators.
“Senators are presently concluding their holidays in their constituencies and other places they have chosen to spend their time after the rigour of the inauguration and ministerial screening.
“Suggestions that they are presently engaged in other subversive plots against the institution are rather uncharitable. It is especially uncharitable for those senators who initially did not support the emergence of the leadership, but who have all unanimously endorsed the Senator Akpabio-led leadership.
“Continuing to link these senators with one conspiracy or the other with barely disguised innuendo is rather unkind. We call on the media not to give in to the conspiratorial tales,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the crisis in the 10th Senate experienced a twist late eveining as Senators from the Northern part of the country accused the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, of blackmail.
A statement sent to every member of the Northern Senators Forum by Senator Ishaku Elisha Agbo (APC, Adamawa North) and sighted by The yesterday evening claimed that loyalists of the Senate President, sponsored the news report about the rumoured planned impeachment of the Senate president to set Northern Senators against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
It reads: “I woke up today to see over 10 mainstream Nigerian newspapers, all carrying news of a plan to impeach Senator Akpabio by senators from Northern Nigeria. The Whistler Newspaper went ahead to mention Senator Yari, Senator Tambuwal, and Senator Onawo, among others, as the senators behind the move.
“As a Nothern Senator and a official of the Northern Senators Forum, I make bold to say that this news is deliberately planted and syndicated by the “camp” of Senator Akpabio just to set President Tinubu against the North.”
He called on Senator Akpabio to call his camp to order, adding that, “the seed of discord and deep ethno-religious division they are sowing will not augur well for the country.”