Senate Presidency: Akpabio faces tougher times as Senators-elect reportedly withdraw support

Senate Presidency: Akpabio faces tougher times as Senators-elect reportedly withdraw support

DAILY POST

There are indications that some Senators-elect who were hitherto expressing support for Senator Godswill Akpabio for the Senate Presidency are reportedly making a retreat.

The development, DAILY POST learnt, is connected with his relationship with the National Assembly as Minister of the Niger Delta.

This is even as the former Akwa Ibom Governor’s Campaign Organisation is now making frantic pleas to senators-elect on his behalf.

Deputy Director-General of Akpabio/Barau Campaign Organisation, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central) was quoted to have told the media on Monday that the campaign is appealing to Senators-elect to support Akpabio’s bid.

Some of the senators-elect hinted that they are having a rethink on Akpabio’s Senate Presidency over accusations that he was disrespectful to the legislature when he, as the Minister of Niger Delta, openly accused National Assembly members of hugely benefiting from large contracts in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, without proof.

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