“We don’t know what crime to charge Emiefele with” – Akpabio


President of Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has opined that the offenses of former Central bank Governor as so much that the Federal Government is confused on what to charge him with.

Akpabio who was also a guest at the Thanksgiving service of Barinada Mpigi, senator representing Rivers south-east senatorial district, said Nigeria’s current hardship was due to decisions taken by the Buhari led administration.

He also asserted that the current hunger and hardship in Nigeria was only a ripple effect of over 60 years of rot.

According to him:

“So the kind of debt and the economic mess that we are in… and lots of people do not understand.

“I remember President Obama saying you cannot know Washington until you get to Washington. So by the time we went in to look at the economic situation of the country, it was terrible.

“So you know that the former governor of central bank, we don’t even know what to charge him with.

“Whether to charge him for putting foam on top of a pail, or to charge him for illegal possession of firearms, or to charge him for printing notes without income. I don’t know what we’re going to charge him with.

“But what we know is that yes, there is hunger today because of the kind of policies and actions that they took and we recognise that, and I think every political party should recognise that there is hunger, and we’re battling to ensure that Nigerians can sleep with their eyes closed.

“There is insecurity. We’re battling to ensure Nigerians can eat three square meals a day.

He, however, appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience, assuring them that the Tinubu-led administration would fulfill the promises they “campaigned and danced” around the country for.

But rest assured that we campaigned for this job, we campaigned and danced around the country. We will not let you down.

We will get to the bottom of it. All we need is patience. The rot that has happened in Nigeria for so many years, for almost 60 years, cannot be solved in six months. So what we need is patience… patience from all quarters.”

Also in attendance was the Minister of works, Dave Umahi, Martin Amaewhule, speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly.


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