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‘Please Shealth Your Sword’ – Akpabio Begs Aggrieved Lawmakers As Senate Dissolves Into Closed Session




Senate President Godswill Akpabio has urged all aggrieved lawmakers to sheath their swords and cooperate with his leadership.

The embattled former Akwa Ibom State Governor said that the progress the country deserved at the moment could only be achieved in a state of unity.

Naija News reports that Akpabio stated this on Tuesday as the Senate resumed plenary after six weeks of recess and dissolved into a closed session to deliberate on issues affecting the nation.

Top of the agenda of the plenary session is the confirmation of the nomination of Olayemi Cardoso as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The red chamber also planned to screen and confirm, at the committee of the whole, the appointment of four new deputy governors, namely Emem Nnana Usoro, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Philip Ikeazor, and Bala M. Bello.

Naija News reports that some aggrieved lawmakers are plotting to impeach Akpabio over his handling of the Senate Leadership selection and committee membership.

Akpabio has adopted two options to accommodate the divergent interests of his colleagues, who were palpably disenchanted by the July 27 exercise when the chairmen and vice-chairmen of the various committees were allotted to the lawmakers.

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Reliable sources disclosed that the Senate President had agreed to swap the leadership of the committees as well as create new committees to accommodate the interests of the lawmakers, who were unpleasant before the National Assembly was shut down in July and August.