Elisha Abbo, the ousted senator for Adamawa North, has abandoned his claim that Godswill Akpabio was behind the Appeal Court decision that invalidated his election.
According to Abbo, Akpabio vowed on his mother’s grave that he wasn’t responsible for the Appeal Court’s decision to remove him.
He apologized to the Senate President on Arise Television on Wednesday and said this.
The Court of Appeal’s Abuja division declared Abbo’s election invalid on Monday.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate Amos Yohanna was proclaimed the victor of the Senate election on February 25 by the court.
Abbo had connected Akpabio to his dismissal because he was upset with the decision and thought the Senate President was targeting people who tried to prevent his ascension.
However, Akpabio expressed his disagreement with the appeal court decision that dismissed Abbo.
“I have to say this with all sense of humility and responsibility that the press release we issued yesterday was premature and based on the information available at our disposal yesterday,” says Abbo.
After talking with the Senate President last night, we have learned a lot of information as of today, and I am confident that he is not implicated.
Akpabio was quoted by Abbo as saying, “I swear by my mother’s grave that I’m not involved; I don’t even know that you’re in court.”
“I don’t see a reason why he would lie,” he said, “for a number three citizen to come up to me and tell me that he has sworn on his mother’s grave, a woman that he loves so much and a woman who raised him after he lost his father at the age of six.”