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Akpabio will not resign over alleged budget padding – Senate replies PDP

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Yemi Adaramodu, has stated that Senate President Godswill Akpabio will not resign from his position.

Adaramodu was reacting to the Peoples Democratic Party’s demand for Akpabio to immediately step down following the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi.

The Nigerian Senate had suspended Ningi, who represents Bauchi Central, for three months over his claims of N3.7 trillion in budget padding.

Following Ningi’s statement, PDP called for Akpabio’s immediate resignation to allow for a investigation into the allegation.

But the Senate spokesperson who spoke to journalists on Thursday said; “The PDP has elevated chicanery to statecraft and fatally failed in their sordid attempt to hoodwink the unsuspecting public on the ineffectual but spurious allegations of budget padding.

“The party’s ludicrous call for the resignation of Senator Godswill Akpabio as the Senate President is unthinkable and shows the party as a massaging balm for falsehood and immoral legislative outbursts.

“Akpabio will not resign and has no intention to resign at any time because he has not committed any wrongdoing to warrant resignation.”