How I gave N200m To Wike During his First Tenure Campaigns - Sen. Akpabio | CABLE REPORTERS


Senate President, Godswill akpabio has made clarification on the money he gave to former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in 2014.

Akpabio, a former Akwa Ibom State governor, spoke on Sunday at a thanksgiving reception held at Wike’s private residence on Ada-George Road, in his hometown, Rumueprikom in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the oil-rich South-South state. Wike disclosed why he supported Akpabio for Senate Presidency, saying the former Akwa Ibom Governor defied criticisms to back his governorship ambition in 2015.

He said Akpabio donated N200 million to his campaign.

He said: “When I was running in 2014 and 2015, he came out and supported me. He gave me N200 million for that election. That is why I said one good turn deserves another. I supported him this time and I thank God he won”.

Reacting to Wike's statement, Akpabio said;

“The money I gave to Wike in 2014 when he was running for Governor was from my savings in the telecoms industry where I was a managing director, It was not from the government of Akwa Ibom State.”

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