Senator Neda Imasuen, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions, has advised dissatisfied senators to abandon their purported plans to impeach Senate President Godswill Akpabio.
Reports had recently surfaced indicating that two prominent Senators from the North West and others were meeting and devising strategies to remove Akpabio from his position as the President of the 10th Senate. These senators expressed doubts about Akpabio’s ability to effectively fulfill his duties as Senate President.
However, in an interview with Vanguard, Senator Imasuen questioned the feasibility of the aggrieved senators gathering enough support to impeach Akpabio. He urged lawmakers to direct their attention towards crucial national issues such as poverty, unemployment, infrastructure deficiencies, insecurity, and the economy.
Senator Imasuen stated, “This is a Senate that has just commenced its four-year tenure, and it is barely two months old. It would be inappropriate for anyone or any group to discuss impeachment. I ask, what is the basis for this impeachment plot, and where will they find the necessary support to remove the Senate President? They cannot garner enough support to achieve that.
“This 10th Senate is focused on addressing critical national issues. We need to concentrate on the most pressing matters facing the nation, such as poverty, unemployment, infrastructural deficiencies, nationwide insecurity, and economic challenges. Any other topic would be a distraction.
“I therefore urge my colleagues in the Senate to remain dedicated to the core reasons that brought us to the Upper Chamber, which are ensuring the security and welfare of the people. These should be our primary concerns.