NEWS FLASH: Senate President Godswill Akpabio is facing new legal issues

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FCT, Abuja – The socio-economic and accountability project (SERAP) has announced that it will file a lawsuit against the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, over the alleged payment of “holiday allowance” to the lawmakers. During a plenary session on Wednesday, August 10, Akpabio said enjoyment allowance had been sent to the lawmakers; he withdrew his statement and said “prayers” had been forwarded to them.

The comment was greeted with criticism from Nigerians on social media, who argued that the lawmakers are unguardedly sharing money at a time many people are suffering from the high cost of living over the removal of the fuel subsidy caused by the removal of the fuel subsidy. Why SERAP is charging Akpabio to court Following the criticism, SERAP, in a tweet on Thursday morning, August 10, announced that it would be suing the Senate President for the comment.

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