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Plot to remove Akpabio, “old-fashioned drama” – N-Delta Group

…Senator Plang dispels rumour of impeachment

 

A group, 21st century youths of Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience, CYNDAC, has described plots to remove Senator Godswill Akpabio as President of the Senate as an “old-fashioned drama” which must be buried.

 

In a statement by the leader, Izon Ebi, the group condemned in very strong terms alleged plots and vowed that as people of the Niger Delta, they were fully prepared for the designers of the gimmick.

It also warned that any attempt to carry out the act it described as devilish, would only bring economic and humanitarian catastrophy to Nigeria.

Ebi said:  “We are warning you people to stop it now and find yourself another business. We are fully aware that the Niger Delta is the source of the national budget funding and as such deserves more respect from all corners of this nation.

“We urge other senators that are not in this devilish plot to call their colleagues to order and stop every form of attack on our son.”

According to the group, other senators that are not in this plot should as a matter of urgency, call their  colleagues to order and stop every form of attack on their son, warning that they must not kill the goose that laid the golden eggs, else there will be no gold and that a word was enough for the wise

The statement read: “The 21st Century Youths of Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience ( 21st CYNDAC), the voice of the Niger Delta youths, stakeholders and traditional rulers, has frowned on another plot to impeach the Senate president, Senator Godswill Akpabio, even as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has come out to exonerate him of wrongdoings.

“These democratic coup plotters started with the allegation of budget padding to spew propaganda that is solely for the purpose of bringing down the Senate president. I think some northerners are becoming  too addicted to this old-fashioned drama.”

Meanwhile, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Labour Employment and Productivity and Vice Chairman, Committee on Federal Character, Senator Diket Plang, has dispelled the insinuation that there was a plan to impeach the Senate President.

Plang said there was no one thinking along that line, pointing out that there were variables for his election as the Senate President.

He said that he was not just elected without special considerations that reflect the yearning and peculiarities of Nigerians.

Senator Plang told newsmen in Jos that every political position at the national level was carried out to reflect the geopolitical zones in the country.

He said, “When there are issues, you raise them for a rethink and future correction. Nobody will remove the Senate President; he is stable. We elected him, and there are variables for that election. The North West has the deputy Senate President, the North East has the Vice President, the North Central has the SGF, and the South has the Senate President.

“These balances are there for stability; if everybody is involved, there will be trust, and people will work harder. I just want to assure you that the 10th Senate is a people’s senate and a focus senate. The Senate is willing to work with the executive for the purpose of moving the nation forward.

“Luckily, we have executives who know the workings of legislators; the President was a former senator, and his wife was a former senator, a vibrant one, for that matter. The Vice President was a senator, and the Chief of Staff was also a former Speaker of the House of Representatives. The SGF was also a Senator, so when we are shouting, they should know what we mean. So, there should be synergy and understanding,” he said.

He further explained that no part of the country is short-changed in the scheme of things, adding that the belief in certain quarters that the Northern Senators were not at home with the Senate President was wrong and misleading.

“All equations are favorable to every part of the country; if you are interested in something, don’t bring sentiment into it. We should support one another to succeed. Lawal has a successful tenure, and our brother and uncle from the North Central, Senator David Mark, had a successful tenure as well. We have a duty to support the South South Senate President to succeed as well.

“We, the Northern Senators, are deeply involved in what is happening in the Senate. There is no crisis or any division in the Senate; this insinuation is just a figment of the imagination of those who want to cause a crisis in the Senate.”.

On the economic hardship in the country, Senator Plang said President Tinubu is deeply concerned and working round the clock to ameliorate the situation and rejig the economy.

The senator representing Plateau Central disclosed he has 600 bags of maize, 150 bags of beans, and 300 bags of Guinea corn, among others, to be distributed to the less privileged in the senatorial district.

“All these were bought from the farmers within the senatorial zone with the aim of empowering them and promoting them so that money can circulate among them.”.

 

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