Following the alleged payment of “holiday allowances” into the various accounts of senators as they proceed on recess by the Senate President, Godwill Akpabio through the clerk of the house, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has vowed to file a lawsuit against Senate President Godswill Akpabio over the comment on Tuesday.
This was revealed in a statement released on its Twitter handle, announcing that it was suing the Senate President over the comment.
According to SERAP, “We’re suing the Senate President Godswill Akpabio over the alleged payments of “holiday allowances” by the Clerk of the National Assembly into the “various accounts” of senators while some 137 million poor Nigerians face severe economic
Akpabio’s gaffe stirred controversy across the nation, raising questions about the legitimacy and timing of such money transfers. Nigerians have since condemned the ‘’token” to be given to Senators saying it is both unjust and inconsiderate, particularly at a time when many Nigerians are struggling.
Details of the lawsuit, including the petitioners and the specific charges, are yet to be disclosed.