‘Real reasons some senators are after Akpabio’ | The Guardian Nigeria News


FRESH details on agitation against Senate President Godswill Akpabio emerged, yesterday, indicating disaffection that followed appointments into committees, was only diversionary.

The real angst of a group of aggrieved senators might be suspicion about incapacity of the Senate President to checkmate what some northern lawmakers have called ‘Yorubanisation’ of the country’s financial system and economy.

Another contention appeared to be Akpabio’s alleged refusal to deal with powerful interest groups, particularly, some petrol importers and electricity distribution companies, bordering on 40 per cent electricity tariff hike and payment of outstanding money to fuel importers.

Newspaper publications had, last weekend, reported that some senators faulted alleged lopsided distribution of ‘Grade A’ committees.

While it was gathered that the allegation may have some substance, it emerged that some rivals of the Senate President may have…

Source: Guardian Newspaper