President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio is facing increasing calls for his impeachment, with no fewer than 10 former governors in the Senate and a coalition of civic organizations joining the fray.
The situation has escalated to the point where some pro-Akpabio senators are reportedly considering involving the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) led by Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje.
An APC official revealed that while the party is yet to be officially informed about Akpabio’s impeachment woes, some senators are contemplating meeting with the NWC to help resolve the issue.
CPD asks Akpabio to step down
Meanwhile, the Coalition for Parliamentary Democracy (CPD) has asked Akpabio to step down, citing his failure to provide transparent and credible leadership.
CPD’s National Coordinator, Dr. Menike Johnson, accused Akpabio of heating up the polity by blaming a South-South Governor for his troubles.
Johnson insisted that Akpabio should address the allegations raised by his colleagues, which include lack of transparency and preferential treatment in Senate matters.
In a message circulated among northern senators, Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo claimed that news of Akpabio’s impeachment was deliberately planted by Akpabio’s camp to set Northern Senators against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Q: Who is calling for Akpabio’s impeachment?
A: Ten former governors in the Senate and the Coalition for Parliamentary Democracy are among those calling for his impeachment.
Q: What is the APC’s stance on Akpabio’s impeachment?
A: The APC has not been officially informed but some senators are considering involving the party’s National Working Committee to resolve the issue.
Q: What does the Coalition for Parliamentary Democracy say about Akpabio?
A: The CPD has asked Akpabio to step down, citing his failure to provide transparent and credible leadership.
Q: What did Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo claim?
A: Abbo claimed that news of Akpabio’s impeachment was deliberately planted by Akpabio’s camp to set Northern Senators against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
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