Senate President, Godswill Akpabio has told Senator Elisha Abbo that he has no hand in his removal by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Monday.
Recall that the appellate court on Monday sacked Abbo, who represented Adamawa North in the red Chambers.
The three-member panel of the court presided over by Justice C.E. Nwosu-Iheme therefore declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amos Yohanna as the winner of the senatorial election.
The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a Certificate of Return to Amos Yohanna of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly elected lawmaker representing the area in the National Assembly.
Commenting on his removal later on Monday, the sacked senator said about five lawmakers had been penciled for removal for supporting ex-governor of Zamfara State, Senator Abdulaziz Yari in the Senate President election which Akpabio later won.
Akpabio’s statement comes hours after the sacked lawmaker claimed he was removed for not supporting the Senate Presidency bid of Akpabio earlier in June.
“The outcome of any court proceeding is a function of the evaluation of facts and evidence within the province of the rule of law,” the senate president spoke through his spokesperson, Eseme Eyiboh.
Eyiboh, in a statement on Tuesday, “strongly rejected claims by Senator Elisha Abbo that the Senate President influenced the judgment of the Court of Appeal that sacked him from the Senate.
“It is uncharitable for Senator Abbo to pour his frustrations on Senator Akpabio or anyone else and his action betrays the bile he has for Senator Akpabio.
“Senator Akpabio for emphasis has no ill-will towards any of his distinguished colleagues and as he has said in the past, the embers of the leadership election have been buried and replaced by the fraternal bond of nation building he shares with the overwhelming majority of senators,” he said.