Elisha Abbo, the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator recently ousted by the Appeal Court, has retracted his allegations against Senate President Godswill Akpabio.
Elisha Abbo had initially accused Akpabio of scheming to dethrone him due to his opposition to Akpabio’s ascent to the position of National Assembly head.
Abbo had aligned himself with Senator Abdulaziz Yari, engaging in a fierce contest for the role.
However, in a recent interview on Arise Television, Abbo clarified his stance: “I have to say with all humility and responsibility that the press release we issued yesterday was premature, based on the information we had at that time.”
Abbo shared details of a discussion with Senate President Akpabio: “As of today, we have discovered a lot of things, and yesterday night, I had a discussion with the Senate President, and I am convinced that he is not involved.”
Akpabio was quoted as saying, “I swear by my mother’s grave that I’m not involved; I don’t even know that you’re in court.
For a number three citizen to come up to tell me that he has sworn on his mother’s grave, a woman that he loves so much, a woman who brought him up after he lost his father at the age of six, I don’t see a reason why he would lie.”
The Appeal Court in Abuja rendered its decision, nullifying Abbo’s election and declaring Amos Yohanna, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, as the rightful winner of the February 25 senatorial election.