Activist Timi Frank tackles Akpabio over ‘vacation allowance’ to lawmakers

Activist Timi Frank tackles Akpabio over ‘vacation allowance’ to lawmakers

Activist Timi Frank, has tackled the Senate President, God’swill Akpabio, over his statement that money had been sent to all senators by the National Assembly to enjoy their annual vacation.

Frank spoke on the development in a video recording on Wednesday.

He described Akpabio’s revelation on a live national TV as a mockery of democracy and Nigerians, calling on the Senate President to resign his position immediately.

According to Frank, it was insensitive for the lawmakers to enjoy national resources in the name of holidaying at a time Nigerians were facing hardships and other economic challenges.

Recall that Akpabio had, on Monday during a special plenary session of the screening and confirmation of President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial nominees, informed the senators that the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Magaji Tambuwal, had wired money into their individual bank accounts in order to enjoy their annual holiday.

Akpabio had said, “In order to enable all of us to enjoy our holidays, a token has been sent to our various accounts by the Clerk of the National Assembly…,”

The Senate President’s statement met with interruptions from the senators, who were apparently dissatisfied with Akpabio’s public disclosure.

Akpabio, however, too a pause as he withdrew the statement, while he rephrased the information.

“In order to enjoy your holidays, the Senate President has sent prayers to your mailboxes to assist you to go on a safe journey and return,” Akpabio said in the alternative to calm down frayed nerves.

Recall that the Senate had adjourned plenary on Monday till September 26, 2023, in order to observe its annual recess.

Meanwhile, Frank has called on President Bola Tinubu to act on the statement of the Senate President.

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