Akpabio’s EFCC arrest: PDP holds emergency meeting

Akpabio denies ownership of foreign accounts
Senator Akpabio
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The national leadership of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) will Saturday night hold an emergency meeting where it will take a decision on the arrest of former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Senator Godswill Akpabio by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday.

Akpabio’s EFCC arrest PDP holds emergency meeting
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Akpabio, now Senate Minority Leader, was arrested by the anti-graft agency for allegedly defrauding the state of N101.8b, mismanagement of state funds and plunging the state into indebtedness.

Akpabio has however denied the reports of his arrest, claiming that he was only invited by the EFCC and he honoured the invitation.

However, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, said the leadership of the party will meet tonight where it will make its position known on the issue.

“On the issue of the alleged arrest of Senator Akpabio, the PDP has called an emergency meeting and look at the issues holistically. We have an emergency meeting with the leadership tonight where we will discuss this matter and then we will make our position known”, he said.