10th Senate: Uncertainty Rocks Akpabio’s Bid as Fresh Claims Reveal Slim Chances

10th Senate: Uncertainty Rocks Akpabio’s Bid as Fresh Claims Reveal Slim Chances

  • Senator Godswill Akpabio's bid to become the next Senate President of Nigeria has been greeted with uncertainty
  • Former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Daniel Bwala, confirmed that there is a plot to upstage Akpabio despite being the anointed candidate
  • He stated that the former Akwa Ibom governor would be betrayed by his fellow Senators in the APC

The Senate President bid of Senator Godswill Akpabio may suffer a massive setback following a fresh revelation that there is a plot by the minority senators and factional lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to upstage him.

Recall that Akpabio was selected by the national working committee of the APC and anointed by president-elect Bola Tinubu as the preferred candidate for the coveted legislative seat.

Bwala, Akpabio
Daniel Bwala confirmed that there is a coalition between minority and APC lawmakers to upstage Akpabio's Senate President ambition. Photo Credit: Godswill Obot Akpabio and Bwala Daniel
Source: Facebook

Meanwhile, a former chieftain of the APC and the current spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation, Daniel Bwala, said Akpabio's dream to become senate president would not be a reality in the coming week.

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In a tweet he made this morning (Monday), May 22, Bwala revealed that a coalition has already been formed to crush his ambition.

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He stated that most senators backing him are only stooges waiting to strike and crush his ambition to become the next senate president.

Bwala said:

"Godswill Akpabio would not be elected as Senate President. The cloud gathering against his aspiration is heavy and thick.
"It is not motivated by religion, but regional and well as the revenge of the coalition of all foes. Most of the senators following him are not with him."

Senate Presidency: Netizens react to Bwala's postulation

Meanwhile, there was mixed reaction on social media following the viral tweet of Atikus's aide on the chances of Senator Akpabio becoming the next Senate President.

@maidugu said:

"We shall see. That was how you've shouted promoting @atiku until you kissed the dust. That was how you battled Muslim Muslim ticket until you went into irrelevance. Akpabio will be your final blunder. Get a second address."

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Similarly, Sesan Isaac O with the Twitter handle @oluoloni accused Bwala of making the same postulations about the presidential bid of Bola Ahmed Tinubu in which his prediction failed.

He said:

"You said same for Asiwaju and you were disgraced at the end of the day. Why you no dey reason sef??"

@kayce_don who gave a more objective view on Bwala's tweet, said:

"He simply made a postulation nd that shouldn’t call for an abuse, it is either u agree or disagree wit his thought."

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Similarly, the Peoples Democratic Party is brimming with confidence to secure victory at the ongoing presidential election petition tribunal.

Speaking on the recent development at the tribunal, a PDP chieftain, Daniel Bwala, said the administration of APC would be short-lived.

He said the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, would not last six months after his inauguration in the coming days.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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