The immediate past Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on Sunday,said he was grateful to God for surviving last Monday’s car accident.
“I thank God for my survival and remain grateful to Nigerians for their prayers and display of concern,” Akpabio said in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Jackson Udom.
The Senate Minority Leader was involved in a car accident last week Monday on his way to the airport to catch an international flight.
His car ran into a convoy of some United States’ embassy officials while trying to beat the traffic light.
Akpabio, who is presently receiving treatment in a London hospital, also asked politicians to desist from politicising tragedies and disasters but work towards the unity and progress of the country.
The lawmaker also disassociated himself from Twitter and Facebook accounts opened in his name, advising those who are doing so to desist from such.
He said he never authorised anyone to operate any Facebook or Twitter account on his behalf.
The statement partly read, “Senator Akpabio also charged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to desist from politicising disasters and tragedies, but should rather work towards the unity and progress of the country without any political or ethnic colouration.
“The former governor specifically thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osibajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, his colleagues in the National Assembly and former President Goodluck Jonathan for their concern and expression of love when the accident occurred. He also thanked members of his family, traditional and religious leaders, who have been calling on a daily basis to inquire about his well-being.”