The Niger Delta Women League (NDWL) has asked Senate President Godswill Akpabio to immediately resign his position or face impeachment.
In a statement made available to reporters on Monday and signed by the NDWL president, Sheila Abiye Tamuno and ten other stakeholders, the women slammed Akpabio over some recent gaffes he made during plenary sessions at the red chamber.
The league described the emergence of Senator Akpabio as Nigerian Senate president as a “disgrace” to the country and the Niger Delta region due to his alleged history of corruption cases.
The statement reads in parts:
“For a man under investigation by anti-corruption agencies for multiple levels of sleaze to be handed the sacred position of the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a joke taken too far, making our dear Country a laughing stock to the International Community.
“The same Akpabio who, in the guise of supervising the NDDC forensic audit, rather used the period under review as a cover to heartlessly plunder the Commission and entire Niger Delta region to the tune of #1.4 Trillion Naira, using Akwa as sole Administrator.
“The same act he committed without Senate approval amounting to extra-budgetary expenditure.”
Consequently, the women called on the Senate to intervene on the behalf of the masses and ensure the impeachment of Senator Akpabio if he refuses to resign.
They also threatened to mobilise one million women to the National Assembly if the former Akwa Ibom state governor refuses to step down.
They said: “…we shall be mobilizing one million Niger Delta Women on the 26th September 2023 to the gate Of the National Assembly to either thank the Senate or pressure them to do the needful.”