President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has strongly rejected claims by Senator Elisha Abbo that he (Akpabio) influenced the judgment of the Court of Appeal that sacked him from the Senate on Monday.
Akpabio, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity and official Spokesperson, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh, in a statement issued on Tuesday morning, 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 on 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 of self-pity and his swansong a discordant escape from reality,” he stated.
Continuing, Eyiboh added: “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.”
LEADERSHIP reports that the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal had on Monday invalidated the election of Senator Abbo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and instead declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amos Yohana, as the rightful winner of the Adamawa North senatorial election conducted on February 25, 2023.
Recalls that while reacting to the verdict a moment later on Monday, the ousted Senator Abbo had claimed that the Appellate Court’s judgement was politically-motivated to punish him and four other Senators for not supporting the emergence of Senator Akpabio as the President of the 10th Senate