It’s uncharitable to pour your frustrations on Akpabio, Eyiboh tells Abbo

Akpabio (l) and Abbo

Hon Eseme Eyiboh, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity and the official spokesperson to the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON, has strongly rejected claims by Senator Elisha Abbo that the Senate President influenced the judgment of the Court of Appeal that sacked him from the Senate. 

He said this at his residence in Abuja on Monday, Senator Abbo, hours after the Court of Appeal nullified his election into the Senate, had alleged that his sack on Monday, October 16, 2023, was due to power play in the Senate. He added that four other senators have also been penciled for removal over their non-support of Godswill Akpabio’s senate presidency bid. 

Abbo, who represented Adamawa North, listed Orji Uzor Kalu as one of the five senators set to be butted out of the red chambers for not supporting Akpabio’s bid.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, however, Hon Eyiboh expressed shock at the assertions of the former Adamawa North senator, describing his claims as delinquent, provocative and unbecoming of a Distinguished Senator.

“It is only a diseased and uninformed mind that will not believe that the outcome of any court proceeding is a function of the evaluation of facts and evidence within the province of the rule of law.

“It is uncharitable for Senator Abbo to pour his frustrations on Senator Akpabio or anyone else and his action betrays the bile he has for Senator Akpabio.

“Democracy is founded in the rule of law, so for anybody to accuse one of the strong agents of democracy and governance in the mould of Senator Godswill Akpabio, such an individual must be a monument to self-pity and his swansong a discordant escape from reality.”

Contininuing, Eyiboh said: “Senator Akpabio for emphasis has no ill-will towards any of his distinguished colleagues and as he has said in the past, the embers of the leadership election have been buried and replaced by the fraternal bond of nation building he shares with the overwhelming majority of senators.”
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