"Satanic Verse": Senators Planning to Impeach Godswill Akpabio? Senate Opens Up

"Satanic Verse": Senators Planning to Impeach Godswill Akpabio? Senate Opens Up

  • The Senate has denied the report that some lawmakers are plotting to impeach the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio
  • Yemi Adaramodu, the spokesperson of the Senate, in a statement, described the report as a satanic verse, adding that the lawmakers in the Red Chamber are united
  • According to the Adaramodu, there is no iota of truth in the statement, and the public should regard it as such fallacious report

FCT, Abuja - The Senate has described the impeachment rumour against Senate President Godswill Akpabio as a ruse, adding that the report of the plot by some senators to make a leadership change in the Red Chamber was a "satanic verse".

Yemi Adaramodu, the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity chairman, dismissed the report in a statement on Saturday, September 16, stating that the Upper Chamber is a united house and a fraternal family.

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Senate comments on reported plot to impeach Akpabio Photo Credit: Godswill Akpabio
Source: Twitter

Senate reacts to impeachment rumour against Akpabio

Adaramodu said the claim that each senator was being paid N100 million to sack Akpabio was an imaginative composition and urged the public to see it as a fake and fallacious report that should be disregarded.

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His statement reads in part:

"The Nigerian Senate is one united and fraternal family. This imaginative composition is in the realm of the fake and fallacious story of 100m per legislator."

The Senate further added that the lawmakers under the leadership of Akpabio have discharged their constitutional duties diligently.

Senate lists achievement under Akpabio's leadership

He further listed the achievement of the Senate under the leadership of Akpabio with 60 legislative days.

According to Adaramodu, the Senate has performed oversight functions such as confirming the Service Chiefs and ministers. The red chamber also has life-enhancing bills and motions.

Some media reports claimed that a plot was ongoing to remove the Senate president, and the lawmakers were being paid N100 million each to sign the impeachment document.

See the statement in a tweet here:

Tribunal: PDP Ugochinyere sacked, barred from taking part in supplementary poll

In another development, Legit.ng reported that the PDP House of Representatives member, Ikeagwuonu Ugochinyere, representing the Ideato North and South Federal Constituency of Imo State, has been sacked.

Ugochinyere was sacked by the tribunal sitting in Nasarawa state on Sunday because he emerged through an invalid primary conducted outside his constituency.

The court has subsequently ordered INEC to conduct a supplementary election in 55 polling units within 90 days and barred the PDP and Ugochinyere from participating in the poll.

Source: Legit.ng

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