There are signs that the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu may oppose the removal of Senate President Godswill Akpabio from office.
Recall that The Eagle earlier reported an alleged plot led by some northern leaders to impeach the Senate President over his closeness to the executive and other issues.
According to sources, the Tinubu administration was wary that an impeachment of the Senate President could “cause a ripple effect that could spill into the House of Representatives, which it cannot afford.”
Despite being uncomfortable with recent comments by Akpabio, the source told Leadership Newspaper that the Presidency is conscious of not playing into the hands of political opponents who might seize the National Assembly to undo the president politically.
There have been grumblings by lawmakers who lost out in the leadership tussle and those who didn’t get juicy committees in both chambers of the National Assembly.
Akpabio’s comments on ‘token’ for senators’ holiday had caused members of President Bola Tinubu’s inner circle to commence what was described as a “secretly guided but desperate search” for Akpabio’s replacement.