Akpabio releases first statement since surviving accident, disowns Twitter account

The immediate past Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has expressed his gratitude to God, for giving him the grace to survive last Monday’s car accident.

Akpabio, who was involved in a car accident last week Monday on his way to the airport, is presently receiving treatment in a London hospital.

The Senate Minority Leader also disowned the Twitter account @SenAkpabio, and a Facebook account, operating on his behalf.

In an official statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Jackson Udom, the Senator said he never authorised anyone to operate any social media account.

The statement said in part: “I thank God for my survival and remain grateful to Nigerians for their prayers and display of concern.”


“Senator Akpabio also charged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to desist from politicising disasters and tragedies, but should rather work towards the unity and progress of the country without any political or ethnic colouration.

“The former governor specifically thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osibajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, his colleagues in the National Assembly and former President Goodluck Jonathan for their concern and expression of love when the accident occurred.

He also thanked members of his family, traditional and religious leaders, who have been calling on a daily basis to inquire about his well being.”

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