Akpabio may clinch Senate President seat if …, says Sani

Senator Shehu Sani, on Sunday predicted that Godswill Akpabio may win the Senate presidential contest if the election would be broadcast live.

Sani noted that Akpabio, who is President Bola Tinubu, and All Progressives Congress’ choice may emerge following the format of the poll, adding that the pendulum may swing to the other side of former Zamfara State Governor, Abdullazeez Yari.

He made this disclosure via his verified Twitter handle.

Sani said, “Akpabio Vs Yari.

“If an open ballot is adopted in the chamber and shown on live TV where the President will be watching every senator, the President’s anointed candidate will win squarely.

“If Secret Ballot is adopted in the chamber and no one knows where anyone voted, the result will…”

Recall that some Senators-elect were said to have withdrawn their support following the behaviour of Akpabio as Minister of Niger Delta, especially when he was questioned about the ministry’s performance.

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According to our correspondent, during the meeting with Akpabio, who is also known as an uncommon governor for his performance as the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, the phrase “Is okay” became popularised as a result of his remarks made off the microphone.

Some of those whose support he seemed to have lost alleged he may not be trusted, as it was unrealistic to bestow the leadership of the hallowed chamber to someone who once denigrated the red chamber.

The inauguration of the 10th assembly is scheduled for Tuesday.

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