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Senate reacts to Akpabio’s ‘impeachment plot’, N100 million palliative for each lawmaker

The Senate has reacted to a rumour making the rounds that some lawmakers were planning the impeachment of Senate President Godswill Akpabio.

Senate spokesperson, Yemi Adaramodu, disclosed this in a statement made available to Politics Nigeria on Saturday.

The Senate described reports of an alleged plot to impeach Akpabio as a plot to cause disharmony between lawmakers in the upper chamber.

The red chamber further dismissed a claim credited to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) that all 109 senators had received N100 million each from the executive arm as palliative to cushion the effect of the removal of fuel subsidy.

The statement reads in full:

“Our attention has just been drawn to a syndicated satanic verses in a section of the media, of purported and illusory plots of leadership change in the Senate.

“The Nigerian Senate is one united and fraternal family. This imaginative composition is in the realm of the fake and fallacious story of 100 million per legislator. It’s apt to note that the10th Senate, under the leadership of Senator Godswill Akpabio has carried out its Legislative and constitutional duties diligently.

“Within a span of less than 60 Legislative days, the Senate has passed life enhancing bills and motions. It has screened and confirmed Service Chiefs and Ministers, among others, apart from very essential oversight functions.

“We urge the fifth columnists, who operate undoubtedly outside the Senate, desperate to cause disharmony through media stunts and thus clipping the wings of Nigeria’s democracy, to take caution.

“The Senate should be allowed fresh air to settle down for its national assignments, so that the Nigerian project can move forward. The media too, should be discerning not to be used as hand tool to these retailers of fake and bad news,” the statement added.

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