Niger Delta Women League (NDWL), has told the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, to resign his position immediately.
This call was made by the Niger Delta Women League (NDWL) via a statement made available to Legit.ng on Monday, August 21.
NDWL released a statement signed by the national president, Hon. Sheila Abiye Tamuno and co-signed by ten other stakeholders, on Monday.
The statement berated Senator Akpabio for infamous gaffes during plenary sessions at the Senate.
They described the emergence of Senator Akpabio as a disgrace to the country and the Niger Delta region due to his antecedents of alleged corruption cases.
The statement reads: “For a man under investigation by anti-corruption agencies for multiple levels of sleaze to be handed the sacred position of the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a joke taken too far, making our dear Country a laughing stock to the International Community.
“The same Akpabio who, in the guise of supervising the NDDC forensic audit, rather used the period under review as a cover to heartlessly plunder the Commission and entire Niger Delta region to the tune of #1.4 Trillion Naira, using Akwa as sole Administrator.
“The same act he committed without Senate approval amounting to extra-budgetary expenditure.”
They appealed to the Senate to rise for the masses and ensure the impeachment of Senator Akpabio if he refused to resign.
The group also threatened to mobilise one million women to the National Assembly if the former Akwa Ibom State governor refused to step down.
“We shall be mobilizing one million Niger Delta Women on the 26th September 2023 to the gate Of the National Assembly to either thank the Senate or pressure them to do the needful.”
Meanwhile, the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Magaji Tambuwal, disowns Akpabio over “holiday allowance”.
Tambuwal also denied sending “holiday allowance” to senators for enjoyment.
He stated this while reacting to Senate President Godswill Akpabio’s gaffe of sending tokens to senators’ accounts.
He explained that the N2m sent to the 109 Nigerian senators was a statutory running cost of their offices.