Senator representing Borno South and Senate Chief Whip, Ali Ndume has said the perceived overbearing posture of President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio during plenary session was responsible for the seeming rumblings in the Red Chamber.
He made the disclosure at the weekend while featuring on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics.
Ndume who noted that the President of the Senate often took advantage of the gavel to silence lawmakers desirous of making meaningful contributions during plenary cited a recent incident where he exited from the chamber while plenary session was ongoing.
The Senate Chief Whip who claimed that his action was misunderstood, however, foreclosed impeachment plot against Senator Akpabio despite reservations about his handling of plenary sessions.
He said: “I don’t have a problem with Akpabio. My problem? Maybe the way he handled the situation. What happened the last time I think was misunderstood or taken out of context.
“Don’t forget I came here to campaign for Akpabio. I can’t build a house and destroy it, but I think the main problem is that I am more experienced than him and when I try to correct him, sometimes like that incident, he overruled me! You can’t overrule your Chief Whip!! No. I am supposed to be the one to call him to order, not him. On that day, he was supposed to invite me and we would talk one-on-one but he took advantage of the gavel.”
On plot to impeach Akpabio, Ndume said, ” I am hearing that but it isn’t new . But it isn’t likely to happen; I can tell you that.”