Laugh­ter in Se­nate as Shehu Sani queries Ak­pabio’s for­eign med­i­cal trip

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

Gen­eral laugh­ter en­veloped the Se­nate, yesterday, when Sen­a­tor Shehu Sani of Kaduna Cen­tral Sen­a­to­rial Dis­trict mocked the mi­nor­ity leader, Sen­a­tor Godswill Ak­pabio, over his for­eign med­i­cal trip.

Ak­pabio had af­ter an auto crash in Abuja, few weeks ago, rushed abroad to seek med­i­ca­tion.

Speak­ing at the floor, Ak­pabio told his col­leagues that af­ter the crash, Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari and Vice pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo called to con­sole him.

He thanked the pres­i­dent, vice pres­i­dent and all his col­leagues for their con­cern.

But while speak­ing, Sani said he was sur­prised that Ak­pabio aban­doned the first class hos­pi­tal he built in Akwa Ibom when he was gover­nor of the state.

“When he had the ac­ci­dent, I went to Akwa Ibom in or­der to see him but I was told that he has been flown to Lon­don, and not the first class hos­pi­tal he built in the state,” he said.

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that the state­ment of Sani, a hu­man rights ac­tivist, threw his col­leagues into a gen­eral laugh­ter which lasted for some min­utes.

De­fend­ing Ak­pabio, and elic­it­ing yet another round of laugh­ter at the cham­bers, Sen­a­tor Philip Aduda, (PDP, FCT), said: “Let me make it clear that the mi­nor­ity leader was on his way to Lon­don when the ac­ci­dent hap­pened. So it was not that he aban­doned the hos­pi­tal he built in Akwa Ibom.”

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