President Tinubu Withdraws Support for Senator Akpabio’s Senate Presidency Bid

President Tinubu Withdraws Support for Senator Akpabio’s Senate Presidency Bid

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly revoked his support for former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, in his bid for the Senate presidency in the 10th National Assembly.

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This move comes after the All Progressives Congress (APC) initially endorsed Senator Akpabio, along with three others, for top positions in the National Assembly.

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However, the announcement triggered discontent among certain party members, resulting in protests and condemnation.

Emerging reports indicate that senators, particularly from the South West region, are planning to convene a meeting to reassess their stance on the selection of the Senate’s leadership.

The purpose of this meeting is to share the outcomes of a crucial gathering among leading senators-elect, which some of their members are scheduled to attend.

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According to sources cited by Vanguard, President Tinubu has withdrawn his support for Akpabio, the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, following the counsel of his political allies.

Tinubu, who is determined to lead a government focused on combating corruption, emphasized the importance of effective and efficient anti-corruption agencies in his inaugural speech.

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A senator familiar with the situation commented, stating that many senators have come to realize that President Tinubu would not support any senator who has numerous corruption cases pending before the anti-graft agencies.

In response to these recent developments, a group of senators is organizing a meeting on Thursday to determine their next course of action.

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