Criticism has been directed towards Senate President Godswill Akpabio for reportedly revealing the voting records of senators who supported him.
Deji Adeyanju, a socio-political activist, expressed disapproval of Akpabio’s behavior, deeming it unbecoming of a statesman.
Adeyanju further noted that Akpabio’s action of exposing the voting details could potentially create divisions within the Senate.
In a tweet, the rights activist recalled how former Senate President Bukola Saraki had torn up a similar list back in 2015.
According to Adeyanju: “What Senate President Akpabio did to his colleagues by exposing those that voted for/ against him publicly is not statesmanly & will divide the Senate.
“He is the first Senate President to do such a thing. Saraki shredded the list in 2015 after the Sergeant at Arms handed it to him.”
Akpabio was chosen as the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the position of Senate President.
During the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly on Tuesday, Akpabio successfully secured the position of Senate President.
Akpabio emerged as the winner with 63 votes, while Yari received 46 votes.