A civil society organisation, Integrity and Good Governance Watch, a civil society organisation has said it has uncovered plot to destabilise the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu by some politicians who are not happy with the consistent progress being made by the administration especially in the area of legislative synergy.
The group in a statement by its Convener, Chief Chukwudi Oluoha said the alarm became necessary in line with its mandate of safeguarding the democratic culture in Nigeria and strengthening institutions.
The group while stressing that it made the shocking discovering in the course of carrying out due diligence on the Tinubu administration, maintained that some Senators are bent on disrupting the tenth National Assembly in other to plant their loyalists who will stifle Tinubu’s progressive ideas as part of a grand plot to wrest power from him in 2027.
Part of the statement reads, “this is hard to believe but we have reliably gathered that some APC Senators are not happy with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu because of his support and cordial relationship with Senator Godswill Akpabio. They are angered even more than the Senate President has refused to be a clog in the wheel of Nigeria’s progress. Ordinarily this should have been a welcomed development but some selfish politicians are threatened and furious because of thier self serving plan to weaken the government and take over power in 2027″.
On the plot set in motion to destabilise the Senate and the present administration, the CSO mentioned a series of sponsored protests that might rock the nation against the person of Senator Godswill Akpabio and Tinubu from some unknown groups as well as veiled allegations, all in an attempt to tarnish the image of this administration and the Senate.
Except our intelligence and early warning is acted upon by security agencies, in the next few days, groups believed to be sponsored by persons eyeing the office of the Senate President will drag the nation into needless protests and baseless allegations all in a bid to create disaffection and distrust against our leaders. This is unacceptable and must not be allowed to happen”, the statement added.
The CSO observed with utmost dismay the shameless media wars against the Senate President for his vocal and pro-masses stance, insisting that no amount of negative propaganda will deter Senator Godswill Akpabio from wholeheartedly serving Nigerians as he always done in his previous assignments neither will the Senate President be deterred from giving Mr. President the needed support to succeed.
According to the statement, “in recent times, Senator Akpabio has come under attack by persons who took his words and reported them out of context deliberately to paint his as a bad leader. However, Nigerians know the truth and believe that rejecting a Bill that harms the poor masses of Nigeria and making provisions for Senators to attend to the immediate needs of their constituents during the holidays is in fact the hallmark of pragmatic leadership. Those hoping to misquote and misrepresent Akpabio should better apologise to Nigerians and allow him to do what he knows how to do best to enable this administration deliver on all its promises to the masses “.
The CSO concluded by calling on all Senators to unite in discharging their constitutional duties, making quality laws and legislative oversight while calling on Nigerians to refrain from partaking in any ill-motivated protests as well as believing sponsored hands who have nothing to offer Nigerians except to destabilize institutions and structures of government to favour their parochial interests.