The former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio, has been involved in an auto crash, early Monday, just as the Senate Minority Leader is said to be receiving urgent medical treatment at the National Hospital in Abuja where he was rushed to.
Eye witnesses say Akpabio’s car was involved in an accident along the Airport Road in Abuja near the Bolingo Junction close to the Ship House.
The former Akawa Ibom governor was moving in a convoy of vehicles towards the City Gate when his vehicle ran into another car.
Eyewitness account say Akpabio was badly shaken and was in a traumatic condition when he was brought out of the crashed vehicle, further claiming that the former governor was apparently rushing out of the city when his convoy beat the traffic and crashed.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, J. Momoh, said he could not speak on Akpabio’s case because he has no authorisation from the family.
Momoh, who argued that it is against medical ethics to speak about a patient in admission, did not however deny that Akpabio was being admitted in the facility.
“I cannot speak about a patient in admission without getting approval from his family. You should therefore excuse me,” Momoh said.
Akpabio’s successor, Governor Udom Emmanuel, reportedly arrived at the Abuja Hospital in a three-vehicle convoy to see Akpabio.