Hey there, middle schoolers! Today, we’re going to talk about some drama happening in the Senate. So, there’s this guy named Godswill Akpabio who is the Senate President. But some senators are not happy with him and want to kick him out. Let’s find out why!
According to some senators, Akpabio has been doing some things that they don’t like. They say he’s been getting too close to President Bola Tinubu, messing with the process of choosing ministers, and causing chaos in the Senate by picking his friends for important positions.
One senator even said that Akpabio jokes around too much and doesn’t take things seriously. They think he’s unreliable and insensitive to their concerns. Ouch!
So, here’s the juicy part. Some senators are so mad at Akpabio that they’re collecting signatures to try and remove him from his position. They want to do this when the Senate resumes on September 26.
But wait, it’s not that easy! Removing the Senate President requires a two-thirds majority vote, not just a simple majority. And guess what? Akpabio has a lot of supporters who got appointments from him. So, it’s unlikely that they will support his impeachment. It’s like a big political chess game!
There are some senators who are on Akpabio’s side. They admit that he made some mistakes, like messing up with a vacation allowance. But they don’t think these mistakes are enough to kick him out.
They also mention that there’s some tension in the Senate because some senators didn’t get the positions they wanted. So, they’re angry and looking for any opportunity to bring Akpabio down.
Well, that’s the scoop, middle schoolers! The Senate is like a big soap opera sometimes. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next. Stay tuned!