The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Elisha Abbo has accused Senate President Godswill Akpabio, of being the one behind his removal from the red chamber.
Abbo who stated this while speaking to newsmen in his Abuja residence on Monday alleged that Akpabio has pencilled him and other four members of the senate, including Senator Orji Uzor Kalu down for a sack because they did not support his Senate Presidency ambition.
Premium Politics reported on Monday, that the Court of Appeal in Abuja nullified the election of Abbo, who was earlier declared as the winner of the February 25, Senatorial Election in the State.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election, Amos Yohanna had in a petition filed at the tribunal sitting in Yola challenged the declaration of Abbo, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the poll, arguing that Abbo did not score the majority of lawful votes cast in the election.
Yohanna argued that the poll was marred by irregularities, such as false entries, alteration, and cancellation of votes at several polling units, among others.
Meanwhile, the appeal court in its judgement, upheld the victory of Abbo who had been earlier declared by the INEC.
Unsatisfied with the tribunal judgement, the PDP candidate approached the appeal court, and the appellate court in its judgment on Monday, upheld Yohanna’s contention and nullified Abbo’s election.
The appellate court declared the candidate of the PDP as the winner of the February 25 senatorial election.
Reacting to the ruling while speaking to journalists at his residence in Abuja after learning about his sacking, Abbo blamed his fate on Godswill Akpabio.
The lawmaker alleged that the Senate President was still planning to remove four other senators through the court.
“I have it from a reliable source and a very highly placed one for that matter, that myself and four other senators within the fold of the ruling All Progressives Congress would be removed from the Senate through rulings from the courts, all because of working against emergence of Akpabio as President of the 10th Senate,” he claimed.
He added, “I won’t mention the names of all the four other ones targeted but the next in line is Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.”
Faulting the court judgment, Abbo claimed that there was no way he could have been defeated at the poll, by the candidate of the PDP who could not match up to his popularity.
Abbo said he was so popular that his margin of victory against the PDP candidate was 11,000 votes.
“The court judgment is strange and the judiciary needs to please remain the last hope of the common man.
“For President Bola Tinubu, I must declare that this is not the democracy he fought for and should please lead in protecting it,” he added.
The lawmaker, however, appealed to his supporters to remain calm, assuring them that he would be back in the Senate in 2027.