Akpabio Survives Auto Crash, Admitted To National Hospital

Godswill-AkpabioThe immediate past Governor of Akwa Ibom State now Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was involved in a road accident in the early hours of Monday in Abuja.
It was learnt that the accident, which involved Akpabio’s car and the pilot car in the convoy of a yet-to-be identified Ambassador, occurred around 7:25am near the Bolingo Hotel, along the Abuja Airport Road, in the Central Business District Area of the FCT.
The former Akwa Ibom governor was immediately rushed to the National Hospital for medical check following the accident.
Among early visitors to the Senate minority leader were the Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel.
The Chief Information Officer of National Hospital, Hajia Rabiah Labaran, told journalists in her office that Akpabio was brought to the hospital by some Federal Roads Safety Commission, FRSC officer, who was at the scene of the accident.
Labaran said, “He (Akpabio) was brought in this morning after he had a car crash as I learnt. He was brought in from the Bolingo Hotel junction where a vehicle crashed into his own vehicle from behind.
“Lucky enough, when they brought him after the preliminary check–up, it was found that he did not have any serious injury. He was talking when he was brought in and they gave him necessary attention at the trauma unit”.
“I learnt that as of this afternoon, (12:30pm), he was taken to the private wing of the hospital for proper care but there was no serious injury, though it has not been disclosed what kind of injury. It is something he can come over in a few days. He is currently recuperating. He was with his driver but the driver did not sustain injury”, she added.