Akpabio stable after treatment for auto accident injuries

Godswill Akpabio

Godswill AkpabioSenate Minority Leader and former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, is stable and out of danger after surviving an auto crash early Monday.

The politician sustained minor injuries when his vehicle reportedly ran into another near Bolingo Hotel on Independence Avenue in Abuja.

Akpabio was rushed to the National Hospital where he was initially treated at the National Trauma Centre before he was moved into a private wing.

“He can talk and recognise people. Many people have been trooping in to see him since they heard of his accident,” Daily Trust quotes a hospital official as saying.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps also visited the hospital to see Akpabio whose injuries were described as minor.

A witness account published by Premium Times suggests Akpabio’s convoy caused the accident after they refused to stop as indicated by the traffic light.

“My wife and I were coming from the NNPC Mega Station and we stopped at the traffic light by Bolingo Hotel Junction. When the green light showed and we made to move, there was this siren blaring Mercedes Benz jeep that came from the town and almost crashed onto my car. I don’t know how we dodged but another that was behind the jeep hit the car behind me and tumbled on its side.

“I and my wife rushed out of our vehicle and helped the driver bring out his boss. When we brought him out, we found that it was former Governor Godswill Akpabio.

“At the time we brought him out, the siren was still blaring. We put him in the other vehicle and he was rushed to the National Hospital,” the online newspaper quotes the unnamed witness as saying.

Among those who have visited Akpabio in hospital is his successor in Akwa Ibom. Governor Udom Emmanuel, who arrived in a three-vehicle convoy, led by a Toyota Jeep, with registration number, YAB 474 BG.

Akpabio’s personal physician, Dr Iniobong Essien, was also seen arriving at the National Hospital to monitor his client.