SERAP Plans Legal Action Against Akpabio Over ‘Holiday Allowances’ Amid Economic CrisisThe Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has announced its intent to initiate legal proceedings against Senate President Godswill Akpabio for his statement during plenary on Tuesday, August 8, where he mentioned that a small sum had been transferred to the bank accounts of each Senator as they go on recess....CONTINUE READING
In an official statement posted on its Twitter account, SERAP revealed its intention to take legal action against the Senate President. The organization stated, “We are preparing to file a lawsuit against Senate President Godswill Akpabio over the alleged disbursement of ‘holiday allowances’ by the Clerk of the National Assembly to senators’ ‘various accounts,’ while approximately 137 million impoverished Nigerians are grappling with severe economic challenges.”
Akpabio’s statement caused widespread controversy and led to debates about the appropriateness and timing of such financial transfers. Many Nigerians criticized the notion of providing a ‘token’ to Senators, deeming it unfair and insensitive, especially considering the current struggles faced by numerous citizens.
Specific details regarding the legal action, including the plaintiffs involved and the specific charges, have not yet been disclosed....CONTINUE READING