Newslens NG reports that the Senate President of Nigeria, Godswill Akpabio has denied his alleged involvement in the removal of Senator Elisha Abbo from the Senate hours after the Court of Appeal in Abuja voided the election of Abbo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Reacting in an interview with reporters in Abuja, Abbo alleged Akpabio was behind his removal from the Red Chamber for campaigning and working against his Senate Presidency ambition.
Abbo said four other senators who worked for Senator Abdulaziz Yari to emerge as Senate President had been targeted for removal from the Red Chamber through the court.
The sacked Adamawa North Senator specifically mentioned Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (APC Abia North) as the next target for removal from the Senate.
But reacting to the allegation, the media aide to the Senate President, Eseme Eyiboh, said Abbo is just looking for someone to blame for his sack from the Senate.
Eyiboh said his principal was not responsible for the court judgement, which sacked Abbo from the Senate and has no reason to witch-hunt any of his colleagues.
He said, “It is unfortunate if he actually said that Akpabio was responsible for his removal. That’s the swan song of a man looking for scapegoats.
“The Court of Appeal across the country decides cases based on the provisions of the Electoral Act and evidence advanced by petitioners. The Senate President has no reason to witch-hunt any of his colleagues.”