Popular Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu, has shared her thoughts on the recent visit of Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, to Aso Rock following a tumultuous incident in the red chamber during the ministerial screening of Festus Keyamo.
Rowdy Ministerial Screening Session
The ministerial screening of Festus Keyamo on a particular Monday was marked by disorder and commotion.
Darlington Nwokocha, a Senator representing Abia central, called for the suspension of the screening process.
His contention was based on Keyamo’s alleged disregard for the national assembly’s summons regarding the employment scheme involving the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians for the special public works program.
Nwokocha firmly proposed the immediate suspension of the screening procedure until the issues were resolved, a sentiment backed by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia south.
The session took a tumultuous turn when the senate president put the motion to a voice vote, leading to a loud and contentious reaction from both sides of the aisle.
Akpabio’s Visit to Aso Rock
In the aftermath of the rowdy session within the upper legislative chambers, Godswill Akpabio, the Senate President, was observed in a significant convoy as he made his way to visit President Bola Tinubu.
Aisha Yesufu’s Perspective
Aisha Yesufu, a prominent Nigerian activist, conveyed her response to the unfolding situation through a video shared on her Twitter account.
She expressed her bewilderment at Akpabio’s actions, likening them to those of an errand boy.
Yesufu questioned the purpose of Akpabio’s visit to Aso Rock to meet with President Tinubu.
In her view, the various branches of government should remain independent to maintain a system of checks and balances.
She argued that as the third-ranking figure in the country, Akpabio should conduct himself and make decisions autonomously, without seeking the president’s approval.
Aisha Yesufu’s commentary underscores the importance of maintaining separation and independence among different arms of the government.
Her stance challenges the role and behavior of influential figures like Godswill Akpabio in upholding the principles of a balanced democratic system.