Some Senators’ Move To Impeach Akpabio Gains Momentum In Saudi Arabia

In a significant political development, a group of prominent politicians, including two former governors and several Senators, is reportedly plotting the impeachment of Senate President Godswill Akpabio when the Senate reconvenes later this month.

The move is driven by their dissatisfaction with Akpabio’s perceived allegiance to President Tinubu, which they believe has hindered his ability to prioritize the interests of lawmakers and the Nigerian public.

These discontented Senators allege that Akpabio’s proximity to the President has led to a lack of attention to his colleagues and insufficient efforts to meet the expectations of Nigerians, particularly given the challenges facing the country.

Reliable sources have confirmed that the group of disgruntled Senators, led by two former North West governors, aims to capitalize on a recent misstep by Akpabio. They plan to exploit his statement about “prayers” being sent to their mailboxes as grounds for his removal.

A high-ranking source within the National Assembly, well-versed in the unfolding plot, disclosed that the anti-Akpabio faction has convened multiple meetings in Saudi Arabia and Ilorin to finalize their strategy for impeaching him when the Senate resumes its sessions.

The source highlighted some of the key grievances against Senator Akpabio, including his perceived subservient relationship with President Bola Tinubu. Additionally, they pointed to the “prayer” incident as the catalyst for this move, despite the Senate President’s subsequent clarification and retraction.

Notably, these developments are seen as groundwork for the 2027 general elections, where the orchestrators of this scheme plan to introduce a new “hybrid party” that draws members from both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition parties, notably the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The intention is to replicate the political upheaval witnessed in 2014 when prominent figures left the then-ruling PDP to establish what is now known as the SPC.