Senator Godswill Akpabio has been fingered as one of the brains behind the Monday, June 24 protest against President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
The protest which was staged by the APC Concerned Nation Stakeholders, and spearheaded by a certain Dr. Symeon Chilagorom, was held against “internal forces pulling down the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari”.
The Chief Protestant, Chilagorom, had mentioned Mamman Daura, Samaila Isa Funtua and Abba Kyari as those pulling down the administration of the President.
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They argued that the President had allowed himself to be controlled by the trio, two of which do not hold any office in his government.
While the duo of Daura and Funtua were mentioned in passing, Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President was particularly accused of usurping the powers of the President and making him seem incompetent and redundant, thus, implying that Kyari needed to be changed.
Platinum.ng however gathered from an APC source that Senator Akpabio who is rumoured to have been clamouring for the office of Chief of Staff to the President, was one of the sponsors of the protest following Buhari’s refusal to appoint him into his cabinet.
“Also, in the light of the refusal of the Akwa Ibom APC elders to approve his appointment as a member of the federal cabinet, he now joins others to sponsor protest against the President”, the APC source disclosed.