The senate has described it as a ruse, a rumour that some senators were planning to impeach its president, Godswill Akpabio.
A press statement by the chairman, senate committee on media and publicity, Yemi Adaramodu, said, “The Nigerian senate is one united and fraternal family. This imaginative composition is in the realm of the fake and fallacious story of 100m per legislator. It’s apt to note that the10th Senate under the leadership of Senator Godswill Akpabio has carried out its legislative and constitutional duties diligently.
“Within a span of less than 60 legislative days, the senate has passed life enhancing bills and motions. It has screened and confirmed service chiefs and ministers, among others, apart from very essential oversight functions.
Contrary to what they described as sponsored news report in some sections of the media that some unnamed senators were allegedly plotting to impeach Akpabio, his spokesman said the senate under the leadership of Akpabio is stable and unperturbed by what appears to be a syndicated media attack from outside the precincts of the National Assembly.
Reacting to reports in some newspapers about plots to distabilise the senate and its leadership, the special adviser on media and publicity to the senate president, Hon Eseme Eyiboh, said the reports were complete imaginations and sometimes laced with malice to achieve what senators were yet to comprehend.
He noted that the senate had since moved on after the leadership contest.
‘The plot to drag in senators who initially did not support the emergence of the present leadership into a conspiracy that does not exist was uncharitable to the senators.
“Senators are presently concluding their holidays in their constituencies and other places they have chosen to spend their time after the rigours of the inauguration and ministerial screening.
“All senators are also refreshing themselves ahead of resumption and suggestions that they are presently engaged in other subversive plots against the institution is rather uncharitable. It is especially uncharitable for those senators who initially did not support the emergence of the leadership, but who have all unanimously endorsed the Senator Akpabio-led leadership.
“Continuing to link these senators with one conspiracy or the other with barely disguised innuendo is rather unkind,” the statement added.