At this point, if you are a politician, the fear of Sahara Reporters is the beginning of wisdom. Former Governor of Akwa Ibom state Godswill Akpabio is currently in the UK recuperating from injuries sustained during a road accident in Abuja. The politician who is currently a Senator and notably the Senate’s Minority leader had his credit card issues revealed by Sahara Reporters.
The Governor was attempting to check into the luxurious Mandarin Oriental hotel in London when the incident occurred.
Here is what they had to say
At the reception of Mandarin Hotel, a flustered Senator Akpabio, who wore a blue sports jacket, was visibly embarrassed on being told that his credit card had been denied. Two unidentified persons were with the former governor at the reception desk as he looked worried and flummoxed about the credit card predicament.
In the thick of the fiasco, the former governor was heard barking orders at an official at Eco Bank in Lagos. He persistently asked why his card was not working.
SR reached him later in the day and he confirmed the incident.
he admitted that his card was declined because he had used the card to check out of the Four Seasons luxury hotel earlier today. Akpabio stated that his credit card had maxed out of its daily spending limit.
When asked the burning question on why he chose to receive medical treatment in the UK, despite the multi-million dollar “World Class” hospital in Akwa Ibom,
he denied accusations that he had neglected to equip the so-called top-tier hospital in Akwa Ibom. The former governor claimed he had not rented equipment that were shown to the media during the official unveiling of the hospital, adding that the delay in opening the hospital was due to Immigration processing relating to the doctors to be brought to work at the hospital.