In what appears to be a brewing political storm, tensions are escalating within Nigeria’s political landscape as influential figures set their sights on the removal of Senate President Godswill Akpabio when the Senate reconvenes later this month.
Prominent politicians, harboring strong reservations against Akpabio’s tenure, accuse him of prioritizing his alliance with President Tinubu over the collective interests of lawmakers and the Nigerian populace. They argue that this close association has diverted Akpabio’s attention from his legislative responsibilities, impeding progress on pressing national issues.
Reputable sources have disclosed that a group of disgruntled Senators, led by two former North West governors, is actively working to exploit Akpabio’s recent slip-up, where he stated that “prayers had been sent to their mailboxes for celebrations.” This group sees this as an opportunity to hold him accountable for his perceived shortcomings.
Insiders within the National Assembly have revealed that these anti-Akpabio forces have convened numerous meetings in Saudi Arabia and Ilorin to finalize their strategies for potentially impeaching him upon the Senate’s resumption.
According to a high-ranking source within the National Assembly, Senator Akpabio is being targeted for his perceived “subordinate relationship” with President Bola Tinubu. Furthermore, the aforementioned verbal misstep on the day of adjournment for the recess has provided grounds for his detractors to pursue his removal.
Despite Senator Akpabio’s subsequent clarification and withdrawal of his statement, many of his colleagues remain dissatisfied and have expressed their concerns publicly.
It is worth noting that these developments are seen as preliminary steps leading up to the 2027 general elections, where the plotters are rumored to be considering the establishment of a new “hybrid party.” This political entity is envisioned to draw members from both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition parties, particularly the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Their objective appears to be replicating the political upheaval witnessed in 2014 when a group of heavyweights left the PDP to form what is now known as the SPC.
As political tensions continue to mount, Nigeria braces itself for a potentially tumultuous period that could reshape the country’s political landscape in the years to come. SK Blog will closely monitor these developments as they unfold.