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March 22, 2024

Budget padding: Those calling for Akpabio’s resignation are mischievous – PANDEF

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By Henry Umoru

THE Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, led by Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, Friday, has said that those calling for the resignation of the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio over the alleged budget padding are being mischievous and their intentions are known.

According to PANDEF,  the people of the South-South region will not accept a situation where certain individuals or groups of people attempt to discredit their political leaders, saying that enough is enough and that his country belongs to all of us.

A statement yesterday by PANDEF’s National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Ken Robinson, read, “Those who are calling for the resignation of the Senate President, His Excellency, Senator Godswill Akpabio, over the alleged budget padding are being mischievous and their intentions are known.

“It is unfortunate that certain politicians and public commentators take pleasure in creating instability in the polity. The allegations of budget padding, unspecified appropriations, or double budgets made by the suspended Senator Abdul Ningi have already been explained as misrepresentations.

“We will not justify any wrongdoing, but, it is unacceptable that people would deliberately bid to tarnish the reputation of the first Senate President from the South-South after 40 years.

“The people of the South-South region will not accept a situation where certain individuals or groups of people attempt to discredit their political leaders. Enough is enough, this country belongs to all of us!”