Maxi Okwu, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and public affairs analyst, has claimed that Nigerian Senate President Godswill Obot Akpabio has pushed rubber-stamping to new heights.
Maxi Okwu, according to the Daily Post, made the claim during an exclusive interview.
Godswill Obot Akpabio, a former Akwa Ibom state governor and the immediate past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, was elected Senate President a few weeks ago. He defeated former Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari to win the top seat in the national assembly’s red chamber.
Reacting, Okwu said; “Akpabio has taken rubber-stamping to Pro-Max level. He now wears a cap with Tinubu’s logo. I understand that during the screening of the ministerial nominees, a candidate was on the verge of being rejected by the Senate when he quickly adjourned and rushed to the Presidential Villa with his large convoy”
He added; “Akpabio ought not to have been the Senate President. Going by the way he emerged, and all the cases levelled against him, Tinubu seems to have perfected the art of laundering people with questionable credentials in terms of moral standing. Akpabio has made some quips so far that have shown his level of insensitivity.”
He stated further; “We thought we had seen it all during Buhari’s administration, but we are seeing the worst this time around”
The recent statement by the former Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance which was shared by The Daily Post paper on its verified Facebook page has generated a lot of reactions from many Nigerians on the social media platform.