Abbo backtracks, apologises to Akpabio

Sharon EboesomiOctober 18, 20232 min

Senator Abbo said following a discussion with the Senate President, he was convinced that he (Akpabio) had no involvement in his sack.

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The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Elisha Ishaku Abbo, has tendered an apology to Senate President Godswill Akpabio, for accusing him of being behind his sack by the Court of Appeal.

Abbo tendered the apology Tuesday night, during an interview on Arise Television, late Tuesday.

He said the apology followed his conviction that Akpabio did not influence the judgment of the Appellate Court.

He said, “My apology is because I am convinced that he is not involved.

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“I have to say with all sense of humility and responsibility that the press release we issued yesterday was premature and based on the available information at our disposal.

“As of today, we have discovered a lot of things, and yesterday night, I had a discussion with the Senate President, and I am convinced that he is not involved.

“For many Nigerians that have followed me over the years, they don’t know me as a person who says something because he wants to benefit from something. No, I don’t do that,” he insisted.

Abbo, said Akpabio swore that he was not involved in his removal, adding that he was unaware that Abbo was in court.

“For a number three citizen to come up to tell me that he has sworn on his mother’s grave, a woman that he loves so much, a woman who brought him up after he lost his father at the age of six, I don’t see a reason why he would lie.”

Recall that Abbo was sacked by the Appeal Court on Monday, and declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Amos Yohanna, winner of the February 25, National Assembly elections.

Also recall that Abbo had accused Godswill Akpabio of being the reason behind his removal from office because he refused to support his bid to become Senate President, stressing that four other senators including Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (APC, Abia North) had been targeted by the court to be unseated from the red chamber.




Sharon Eboesomi

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