APC Rubbishes rAPC’s Calls For Declaring Akpabio’s Seat Vacant

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Former Akwa Ibom State Governor and a serving PDP Senator, Godswill Akpabio (left) with President Muhammad Buhari on Sunday July 5, 2018 in London.

By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC) for calling for the declaration of Senator Godswill Akpabio’s seat vacant over his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This was contained in a statement signed by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, made available to AUTHENTIC News Daily on Sunday.

“We normally do not respond to the so-called, ‘Reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC)’ because it is neither a duly-registered political party or a faction as it labours to sell to the public.

“The content of their statement particularly the request to the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki to declare the seat of Senator Godswill Akpabio vacant, is a borrowed and scripted tactic – sensationalism and comical conspiracies – typically used by unknown groups to get media attention to their normally unserious activities. The statement should not be given any attention and credence,” it stated.

APC said that the real issue remains its clear position that the Senate President honourably steps down or be impeached.

“Dr. Saraki’s ‘vote of no confidence’ which the so-called rAPC alleges has since been passed going by our party’s rejection of his leadership of the Senate.

“We reiterate that the Senate President being a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in an All Progressives Congress (APC) numerically-dominated Senate cannot maintain a minority rule in the Upper House,” APC concluded..

 

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