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Senator Elisha Abbo has issued an apology for his earlier claims that Senate President Godswill Akpabio conspired to secure his removal by the Court of Appeal. In an interview with Arise Television on Tuesday, Senator Abbo acknowledged the prematurity of the press release issued on this matter and stated that new information had come to light.

He said, "I have to say this with all sense of humility and responsibility that the press release we issued yesterday was premature and based on the available information at our disposal yesterday. As of today, we have discovered a lot of things, and yesterday night I had a discussion with the Senate president, and I am convinced that he is not involved. I swear by my mother’s grave that I’m not involved; I don’t even know that you’re in court."

Senator Abbo had previously alleged, following the Court of Appeal's nullification of his Senate election, that Senator Akpabio was also planning to remove Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and four other senators for not supporting his Senate presidency bid. He described the court's judgment as a coup on democracy.

The Court of Appeal's unanimous decision vacated the earlier tribunal judgment that affirmed Abbo as the valid winner of the Senatorial seat. It declared the Peoples Democratic Party's Amos Yohanna as the rightful winner of the February election. Senator Abbo, whose re-election bid was denied by the appellate court's verdict, became infamous in 2019 for assaulting a lady in a sex toy shop in Abuja, which resulted in a damages award of N50 million against him