Godswill Akpabio, Nigeria’s Senate President has denied masterminding the sacking of Senator Elisha Abbo from the 10th Senate.
Abbo had accused Akpabio of plotting his removal from the Senate after kicking against his emergence as Senate President.
He spoke to reporters on Monday in Abuja. Abbo said Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (APC Abia North) is the next target for removal from the Senate.
” I have it from a reliable source that myself and four other senators within the fold of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will be removed from the Senate through rulings from the courts, all because of working against the emergence of Akpabio as President of the 10th Senate.
I won’t mention the names of all the four other ones targeted but the next in line is Senator Orji Uzor Kalu,” he said”
But reacting to the allegation, Akpabio through his media aide, said he has no reason to witch-hunt any of his colleagues.
“It is unfortunate if he actually said that Akpabio was responsible for his removal. That’s the swan song of a man looking for scapegoats.
The Court of Appeal across the country decides cases based on the provisions of the Electoral Act and evidence advanced by petitioners. The Senate President has no reason to witch-hunt any of his colleagues,” he said.