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‘They keep sharing money while we suffer,’ Nigerians cry in reaction to Akpabio’s unguarded announcement

An announcement by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, that a token has been sent to Senators’ account to enjoy their holiday has sparked reactions on social media

Akpabio had disclosed the news about the money in a viral video seen on Wednesday before a motion for adjournment was moved after the ministerial screening.

He 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.” However, he was quickly alerted by some senators that the plenary session was still live on television.

Then, he withdrew the statement and said, “In order to allow you to enjoy your holiday, the Senate President has sent prayers to your mail boxes to assist you to go on a safe journey and return.”

Reacting to his statement,

@Osamuyi90 posted: They keep sharing money meanwhile Nigerians are suffering this is an Act of wickedness

@EasYQuality: Tell LP senators make them no collect am Ediot

@neisiramen: We all know it’s a looting spree!

@J_goalgetter: The Agbados should go to the senators residential gate, that is if they can reach it, to collect their share, shouting Tualle! Baba mi !

Cos that’s why they all voted the APC..

@Ifyjamez: Shame

@princetb50: statement was deliberate and he his aware he is on live tv.

Christiana Alabi-Akande
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