The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has called on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to declare Senator Godswill Akpabio’s seat vacant.
Akpabio formally dumpedthe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
RAPC’s spokesman, Kassim Afegbua made this known in a statement which he issued to newsmen on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
Afegbua said Akpabio’s seat has become vacant in line with the provisions of the constitution, because there was no division in the PDP.
He said “We are calling on the senate president to invoke the provisions of section 68 of the 1999 constitution (as amended) in declaring the seat of senator Godswill Akpabio vacant,” the statement read.
“It is not on record that there is division in the opposition PDP, hence this declaration will be a step in the right direction.”
APC Senators seriously plotting
Afegbua also alleged that members of the APC in the Senate have finalised plans to remove the Senate President when plenary resumes.
There are indications that the National Assembly will resume on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
According to The Cable, the RAPC spokesman also said “By this statement, the national working committee of the R-APC wishes to alert the public that the factional leadership of the All Progressives Congress Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has perfected plans to make the Tuesday, August 14th resumption date another kettle of fish for the illegal impeachment of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
“This time, they are hell bent on giving nebulous interpretation to the provision of the 1999 constitution (as amended) by using the numbers of senators present to provoke an impeachment. To this end, they have called on all APC senators to make it a point of duty to participate at the plenary on Tuesday to pass a vote of ‘no confidence’ on the senate president.
“This will be followed by orchestrated rancourous plenary session from where impeachment motion would be raised and their illegality perpetrated.
“There have been two meetings of the leaders and the senators in the last 48 hours to perfect this approach. The security agencies have also been briefed according to information reaching us. The APC factional chairman has been boasting and insisting that the senate president would be impeached by whatever means because he no longer deserves to wear the crown.”
Some political observers are of the opinion that by accepting Senator Godswill Akpabio into its fold, the APC took on a formidable but tainted political figure.