Akpabio speaks on alleged involvement in Abbo’s sack

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Senate President Godswill Akpabio has refuted rumors of being responsible for the sack of displaced Senator Elisha Abbo.

Following the verdict of the appeal court yesterday, nullifying the emergence of Abbo, the embattled senator accused Akpabio of being the brain behind it.

Akpabio made this statement via his media aide, Eseme Eyiboh.

In his words:

“The outcome of any court proceeding is a function of the evaluation of facts and evidence within the province of the rule of law,”

This is coming after Abbo alleged that Akpabio influenced his sack following his refusal to support his senate President bid in June.

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Delivering judgment on Monday, a three-member panel of the Appeal Court in Abuja, presided over by Justice C.E. Nwosu-Iheme, sacked Abbo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a Certificate of Return to Amos Yohanna of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly elected lawmaker representing the area in the National Assembly.

Abbo while reacting to the court verdict said over 5 more senators will face the same fate for supporting Senator Yari against Akpabio.

However, Akpabio’s spokesman, Eyiboh, in a statement on Tuesday “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”.

“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.

“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,” he said.

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