The Niger Delta Women League (NDWL) has issued a compelling call for Senate President Godswill Akpabio to resign from his position.
The demand was conveyed through an official statement released on Monday, August 21, as gathered by News About Nigeria.
The statement, jointly signed by the national president, Hon. Sheila Abiye Tamuno, and endorsed by ten other stakeholders, criticized Senator Akpabio for his questionable conduct during Senate plenary sessions.
They expressed deep concern about his controversial emergence as Senate President, branding it a disgrace to both the nation and the Niger Delta region, primarily due to the cloud of alleged corruption that hangs over him.
The statement from NDWL reads, “For a man currently under investigation by anti-corruption agencies on multiple counts of corruption, assuming the esteemed position of the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a matter taken far too lightly, tarnishing our nation’s image on the global stage.”
NDWL went further to highlight Senator Akpabio’s role in the NDDC forensic audit, which, they claim, served as a smokescreen for alleged embezzlement of an astronomical ₦1.4 trillion Naira from the Commission and the entire Niger Delta region, with Akpabio as the sole Administrator.
They asserted that this was carried out without the necessary Senate approval, constituting a breach of budgetary norms.
The group has appealed to the Senate to stand up for the interests of the Nigerian masses and take decisive action, including the possible impeachment of Senator Akpabio if he refuses to step down voluntarily.
Moreover, NDWL has issued a stern warning, threatening to mobilize one million Niger Delta Women to converge on the National Assembly on September 26, 2023.
Their objective is said to be clear: to either express gratitude to the Senate for upholding the rule of law or to exert substantial pressure for the necessary actions to be taken regarding Senator Akpabio’s tenure.