Just In: Senator Abbo Publicly Apologizes to Akpabio

Just In: Senator Abbo Publicly Apologizes to Akpabio Just In: Senator Abbo Publicly Apologizes to Akpabio

Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo, the former representative of Adamawa North in the National Assembly, has issued a public apology to the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, following his previous unguarded remarks accusing Akpabio of being responsible for his removal from office.

This development comes in the wake of Monday’s judgment by the Court of Appeal, which resulted in the removal of Senator Abbo from his position within the All Progressives Congress (APC).

On Monday, immediately after the court’s judgment, Senator Abbo publicly accused Akpabio of playing a role in his removal from the Senate. He also alleged that other Senators, including former Abia State Governor Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, were targeted for similar removal.

However, in an interview with Arise television on Tuesday night, Senator Abbo publicly apologized to Akpabio, acknowledging that his previous press statement issued right after the Court of Appeal judgment was premature. He cited acting in error due to inadequate information at his disposal.

During the interview, Senator Abbo stated that the apology to Akpabio became necessary after his discussion with Akpabio on Monday night. He recounted their conversation, in which Akpabio allegedly said, “Senator Abbo, I swear by my mother’s grave that I’m not involved in this, I don’t even know that.” Abbo expressed his conviction that Akpabio’s pledge, made in honor of his beloved late mother, was sincere and trustworthy.

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Furthermore, Senator Abbo revealed that additional information had been considered, and after discussing the matter with the Senate President, he offered his apology. He emphasized the importance of acknowledging mistakes and rectifying them when incorrect information was initially acted upon.

Regarding reports of Senate members planning to impeach Akpabio, Senator Abbo denied such claims, stating that there was never a plan among his former colleagues to remove the Senate President from his position. He explained that, during his time in the Senate, there were committee allocation issues. Still, after discussions with Akpabio and other Senate principal officers, it was agreed that the errors would be corrected, and they were indeed addressed the next day. Senator Abbo clarified that there was no intention to impeach Akpabio and expressed his support for Akpabio in fulfilling his mandate.

This public apology from Senator Abbo to Senator Akpabio marks a significant turn of events following the recent court judgment and accusations. The development suggests a resolution of the tensions and a desire to move forward.


Written by Nwokwu Chukwuemeka (Obinwannem News correspondent Ebonyi State)
Date: October 19, 2023
Published by Ugwu Okechukwu (Obinwannem ndi Igbo)

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