Senator Elisha Abbo has apologised over his allegation that the Senate President Godswill Akpabio plotted his removal by the Court of Appeal.
Abbo made the apology while speaking in an interview on Arise Television on Tuesday.
Recall Abbo had earlier made the allegation at his residence in Abuja on Monday, hours after the Court of Appeal nullified his election into the Senate.
The Adamawa senator claimed that Akpabio also has plans to remove the former chief whip of the senate, Senator Orji Uzor Jalu and four other senators for not backing his senate presidency bid.
He stated, “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 available information at our disposal yesterday.
On the contrary, he has underscored that the senate president has no part in his troubles, stating, “I had a discussion with the senate president, my brother, my colleague, distinguished senator Akpabio, and I am convinced that he is not involved.
“This is because we met yesterday, and let me go by his word ‘Senator Abbo, I swear on my mothers grave that I am not involved in this.’”
“For a number three citizen to come up to tell me that he has sworn on his mother’s grave, a woman that he loves so much, a woman who brought him up after he lost his father at the age of six, I don’t see a reason why he would lie.”
He also emphasised that there was no plan to impeach senate president Akpabio, but “there was a plan to make him do that which is right.”
Furthermore, Abbo described what had happened with the court ruling as a judicial fraud, and stated, “A judge gave a ruling on a ground that does not exist.”
Senator Abbo, whose re-election bid was dashed by the appellate court verdict, entered the news for the wrong reason in 2019, after he assaulted a lady, Ms. Osimibibra Warmate, in a sex toy shop in Abuja.
Following the incident, a High Court of Federal Capital Territory ordered the lawmaker to pay N50million damages to the lady, a decision that was subsequently affirmed by the a panel of the appellate court led by Justice Jamilu Tukur.