- Yusuf Oketola
The Senate has described the rumour making the rounds in some media that some Senators were planning to Impeach the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio as a ruse, just as it pleaded that the Upper Chamber should be allowed fresh air to settle down for its national assignments in order that the Nigerian project can move forward.
In a statement on Saturday by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Yemi Adaramodu, APC, Ekiti South, he said, “our attention has just been drawn to a syndicated satanic verses in a section of the media, of purported and illusory plots of leadership change in the Senate.
“The Nigerian Senate is one united and fraternal family. This imaginative composition is in the realm of the fake and fallacious story of 100m per legislator. It’s apt to note that the10th Senate, under the leadership of Senator Godswill Akpabio has carried out its Legislative and constitutional duties diligently.
“Within a span of less than 60 Legislative days, the Senate has passed life enhancing bills and motions. It has screened and confirmed Service Chiefs and Ministers, among others, apart from very essential oversight functions.
“We urge the fifth columnists, who operate undoubtedly outside the Senate, desperate to cause disharmony through media stunts and thus clipping the wings of Nigeria’s democracy, to take caution.
” The Senate should be allowed fresh air to settle down for its national assignments, so that the Nigerian project can move forward. The media too, should be discerning not to be used as hand tool to these retailers of fake and bad news.”