Senator Godswill Akpabio has no case at the EFCC- APC
The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said it was surprised at the statement credited Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC) that the President should not have nominated Senator Godswill Akpabio as Minister because he has a case with the EFCC.
But in a statement signed by the state chairman and secretary of the party, Chief Ini Okopido and Augustine Ekanem, respectively, that state chapter of the party faulted the assertion of Sagay saying, “the APC in Akwa Ibom State wishes to state categorically that Senator Akpabio does not have any case with the EFCC or any other anti graft agency.
“It is true that a petition was filed against the Senator at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC), by an Abuja-based lawyer soon after Senator Akpabio left office as our state Governor in 20I5.
“These case was thoroughly investigated by the agency. The Petitioner then withdrew the petition when he could not substantiate his allegations and the EFCC could not establish the veracity of the allegations in the petition.
“In that case, we note that Sagay was patently wrong in his assertion about the nomination of Senator Akpabio.
” The APC in Akwa Ibom State wishes to, once again, congratulate Senator Akpabio on this well deserved nomination and equally thank our dear President Muhammadu Buhari, for choosing a capable and consummate politician and leader as his minister from our state.