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APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by Nobody: 12:50am On Jul 28, 2019
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed corruption claims reportedly made against a former minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, by Itse Sagay, an anti-corruption adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Akpabio, one of Mr Buhari’s nominees for ministerial slots, passed through Senate screening, Wednesday.

Mr Sagay, a constitutional lawyer and professor, is reported to have expressed reservation about Mr Akpabio’s nomination.

“The only nominee I am not satisfied with is Godswill Akpabio. I don’t know how he got into the list. That is the only one I have a reservation about,” the Daily Post quoted Mr Sagay to have said.

“You know when we have a programme in which anti-corruption is number one, if anybody is under investigation or not, I don’t think it is wise to include him in that list. But the president knows why he did that. Apart from that, I am quite happy with the list,” Mr Sagay, who is the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, reportedly said.

Rising in defence
But the APC on Thursday said the former Akwa Ibom governor “does not have any case with the EFCC or any other anti-graft agency” in Nigeria.

The party said it was surprised by the statement credited to Mr Sagay.

“It is true that a petition was filed against the Senator at the EFCC by an Abuja-based lawyer soon after Senator Akpabio left office as our state Governor in 20I5.

“These cases were thoroughly investigated by the agency. The petitioner then withdrew the petition when he could not substantiate his allegations and the EFCC could not establish the veracity of the allegations in the petition.

“In that case, we note that Prof. Sagay was patently wrong in his assertion about the nomination of Senator Akpabio,” the APC said in a statement from its spokesperson in the state, Nkereuwem Enyongekere.

The party congratulated Mr Akpabio and thanked the president for the nomination.

The EFCC in 2015 quizzed Mr Akpabio, for at least two days, over multi-billion naira fraud allegation against him.

Mr Akpabio was alleged to have committed the fraud when he was the governor of Akwa Ibom.

Leo Ekpenyong, the Abuja-based lawyer, whose petition prompted the EFCC’s investigation against Mr Akpabio, declined comment on the matter when PREMIUM TIMES contacted him, Friday evening.

Mr Akpabio in August 2018 resigned his position as Senate minority leader and defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling APC.

He, however, failed to win re-election to the Senate in the last general election and is challenging the election result at the election petition tribunal.


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Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by emilas1979(m): 12:55am On Jul 28, 2019
Not surprise
Gracealone:
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed corruption claims reportedly made against a former minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, by Itse Sagay, an anti-corruption adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Akpabio, one of Mr Buhari’s nominees for ministerial slots, passed through Senate screening, Wednesday.

Mr Sagay, a constitutional lawyer and professor, is reported to have expressed reservation about Mr Akpabio’s nomination.

“The only nominee I am not satisfied with is Godswill Akpabio. I don’t know how he got into the list. That is the only one I have a reservation about,” the Daily Post quoted Mr Sagay to have said.

“You know when we have a programme in which anti-corruption is number one, if anybody is under investigation or not, I don’t think it is wise to include him in that list. But the president knows why he did that. Apart from that, I am quite happy with the list,” Mr Sagay, who is the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, reportedly said.

Rising in defence
But the APC on Thursday said the former Akwa Ibom governor “does not have any case with the EFCC or any other anti-graft agency” in Nigeria.

The party said it was surprised by the statement credited to Mr Sagay.

“It is true that a petition was filed against the Senator at the EFCC by an Abuja-based lawyer soon after Senator Akpabio left office as our state Governor in 20I5.

“These cases were thoroughly investigated by the agency. The petitioner then withdrew the petition when he could not substantiate his allegations and the EFCC could not establish the veracity of the allegations in the petition.

“In that case, we note that Prof. Sagay was patently wrong in his assertion about the nomination of Senator Akpabio,” the APC said in a statement from its spokesperson in the state, Nkereuwem Enyongekere.

The party congratulated Mr Akpabio and thanked the president for the nomination.

The EFCC in 2015 quizzed Mr Akpabio, for at least two days, over multi-billion naira fraud allegation against him.

Mr Akpabio was alleged to have committed the fraud when he was the governor of Akwa Ibom.

Leo Ekpenyong, the Abuja-based lawyer, whose petition prompted the EFCC’s investigation against Mr Akpabio, declined comment on the matter when PREMIUM TIMES contacted him, Friday evening.

Mr Akpabio in August 2018 resigned his position as Senate minority leader and defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling APC.

He, however, failed to win re-election to the Senate in the last general election and is challenging the election result at the election petition tribunal.


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Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by Damsyjay(m): 1:17am On Jul 28, 2019
Because he is one of their own.. They will defend him as usual

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Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by Kabongo1: 2:29am On Jul 28, 2019
My thieves are better than your thieves

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Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by Nobody: 2:47am On Jul 28, 2019
Kabongo1:
My thieves are better than your thieves
David Cameron was right. Just like that N100 billion case against Godswill Akpabio has been put under the rug.

Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by Nobody: 2:48am On Jul 28, 2019
Front page Lalastiscala,Obinocopy and Seun
Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by 175(m): 4:22am On Jul 28, 2019
ChiefkeefGB4:
Front page Lalastiscala,Obinocopy and Seun

Wait make day break first Na! grin
Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by blackmantis: 4:40am On Jul 28, 2019
That's how APC rolls.

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Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by EricBloodAxe: 4:58am On Jul 28, 2019
Can a Kingdom divided against itself stand? Sagay had better retrace his steps before his own can of worms will find it's way to the market square.
Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by freeze001(f): 5:10am On Jul 28, 2019
And that, ladies and gentlemen, according to Buhari/APC is how corruption is 'fought' and 'won'! Case closed!

Corruption fight champions/Change Advocates of 2015! I greet you all. Ndi Next Level! We raise nyash for una. This what Oshiomhole meant when he said ur sins are washed away once u join APC. Sagay didn’t get the memo? We might even see an apology and retraction from Sagay for displaying bad table manners, talking while eating.

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Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by praise010(m): 5:30am On Jul 28, 2019
Akpabio became a saint when he joined APC and all his corruption(sins) are now wiped away.

As a new creation in APC, his past life no longer matters.


APC we hail thee!!
Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by chozzy: 6:01am On Jul 28, 2019
Bunch of useless and disgusting
hypocrites we have in Aso Rock.

I feel sorry for Nigeria
Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by ivandragon: 12:58pm On Jul 28, 2019
This is like the 3rd or 4th news thread exposing the hypocrisy of pmb's anticorruption gibberish, yet his usual defenders are no where to be seen...

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Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by Nobody: 3:07am On Aug 01, 2019
ivandragon:
This is like the 3rd or 4th news thread exposing the hypocrisy of pmb's anticorruption gibberish, yet his usual defenders are no where to be seen...


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Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by Blue3k(m): 4:53am On Aug 01, 2019
Lol the war on corruption is great. After Nigeria becomes a one party state it will declared corruption free. Akpabio made the right call changing parties.
Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by Nobody: 11:21am On Aug 03, 2019
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Re: APC Dismisses Sagay’s Corruption Claims Against Akpabio - Premium Times by onamch: 11:33am On Aug 03, 2019
Another corruption case fought and won by Buhari government.
If you steal and don't run to APC to pay your tithe to the sheriff, there comes your problem. APC is the congregation of the finest thieves that Nigeria has ever known.

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