Senator Akpabio Denounces Involvement in Senator Bassey’s Conviction; Claims he was unaware

By Rhiogbere Sharon

Senator Godswill Akpabio has reacted to the trending sentence of Senator Albert Bassey and postulation of his involvement in the ordeal by some highly compromised social media platforms.

While reacting through his Chief Press Secretary-Mr Jackson Udom, he expressed that
“Our attention has been drawn to a very misleading and mischievous article currently being circulated in the social media by paid agents of some governorship candidates, which attempts to drag the name of former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill into the committal into prison of the Senator representing Uyo Senatorial District, Senator Bassey Albert by the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo.

He described the situation as proposterous, claiming;

“Attempts by some ill-informed fellows to point accusing finger at the former Senate Minority Leader in a matter he knows nothing about is to say the least, unfortunate, preposterous and blackmail taken too far

  • He denied having any knowledge of the said situation and was also thoroughly stunned by the news of the sentence. He however stated, that – “Those who did this, know why they did it.

They said;

“It is nonsensical for the author of this piece of blackmail to admit in one breath that Mr Leo Ekpenyong had similarly written petitions against Senator Akpabio and in another breath claim that the former Governor armed him with documents to nail Senator Bassey Albert Akpan. Did Akpabio also give Leo Ekpenyong documents to write the petitions against himself?

They finally stated that:

“We want to state for the umpteenth time that the former Minister has no hand nor any knowledge of what Senator Bassey Albert was battling with until yesterday when the news of his imprisonment became public knowledge. If anything, Senator Akpabio is sad and he is praying and hoping that the Uyo- born Senator will be exonerated from all the charges at the higher courts in the land.

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