Akpabio: Alleged Plot to Remove Me, a Complete Imagination
The President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has dismissed an alleged plot to unseat him, saying that the Senate under his leadership is stable, harmonious, and working towards a greater and better Nigeria.
The Senate has also described as a ruse, the rumour of impending moves to remove Akpabio from office.
But Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Elisha Abbo, however, accused senators loyal to Akpabio, of being behind the reports on the alleged plot to remove him.
He accused Akpabio of running a one-man show, alleging also that the distribution of standing committees in the Senate was lopsided.
In a statement issued yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Hon Eseme Eyiboh, the President of the Senate, who was reacting to reports about an alleged plot to destabilise the Senate and its leadership, said that the reports were complete imaginations and laced with malice to achieve what senators were yet to comprehend.
The statement noted that “the Senate has since gone past the experience of the keenly contested leadership election,” adding that “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 and needless umbrage.
“Senators are presently concluding their holidays in their constituencies and other places they have chosen to spend their time after the rigours of the inauguration and ministerial screening and other constructive engagements,” the statement said.
“All senators are also refreshing themselves ahead of the resumption; therefore, any suggestion that they are presently engaged in other subversive plots against the institution is rather uncharitable. It is mostly 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 needless conspiracy with barely disguised innuendo is rather unkind.
“We call on the media not to give in to the conspiratorial tales, and not to damage the reputations that they have built over time.”