Aggrieved Senators Planning To Unseat Akpabio — Senate Leader, Bamidele

Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, Leader of the Senate, says the crisis 10th Senate has been facing since its inception is the handiwork of aggrieved senators.

The senators, according to him, plan to remove Godswill Akpabio as Senate President.

He spoke during a debate on a motion on allegation by Senator Abdul Ningi, the Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, over his (Ningi) budget padding claim.

Ningi had claimed that N3.7 trillion was padded in the 2024 budget, causing an uproar among his fellow senators and sparking intense debates.

Bamidele also said what Senator Ningi did was tantamount to civilian coup, which has failed.

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His words: “I thanked members of the Northern Senators Forum who have debunked Ningi’s claim. Over 60 senators voted for Akpabio and over 40 voted against. Some among those who voted against Akpabio had moved on and agreed to work with Akpabio. Some did not.

“Why are all these controversies always about Akpabio? A few people want to do everything possible to remove you (Akpabio) from that seat. The last time the South South had the chance to be Senate President was over 40 years ago.

“Senators Ahmad Lawan and David Mark had peaceful tenures as Senate President. Even Senator Bukola Saraki with all he did served out his tenure.

“Why are these controversies all about Akpabio? Senator Ningi wants to use the name of Northern Senators Forum against Akpabio.”