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Impeachment Plot: Why Aso Rock Won’t Allow Akpabio’s Removal

Indication emerged yesterday that the Presidency will not allow the impeachment of Senate President Senator Godswill Akpabio in spite of grumblings among lawmakers.

A Presidency source told this newspaper in confidence yesterday that the president was more inclined to saving Akpabio should moves to impeach him when the upper chamber resumes later this month as speculated.


The source said the presidency was wary that an impeachment of the Senate President could “cause a ripple effect that could spill into the House of Representatives which it cannot afford.”

The source said as much as the villa was uncomfortable with recent comments by Akpabio, the president is desirous of retaining Akpabio for the sake of stability, adding that “there is no anticipation of leadership change.”

The source also said the villa was conscious of not playing into the hands of political opponents who might seiz..e the National Assembly to undo the president politically.

There have been grumblings by lawmakers who lost out in the leadership tussle as well as those who didn’t get juicy committees in both chambers of the National Assembly.

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