Akpabio, who resigned his position as minority leader after he decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC from the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP was said to have diverted N100bn state funds for unknown reasons.
However, yesterday during the APC rally in Akwa Ibom state to welcome Akpabio to the party, the National chairman of the party announced Akpabio as the new party chairman of the state.
This decision sparked a serious debate among Nigerians as they wondered why ‘an intolerant to corruption’ president Muhammadu Buhari will assent to such.
One major critic, Reno Omokri, a self acclaimed ‘ruffler’ of president Buhari’s feathers says it is hard to understand why a President that claims to hate corruption would make Akpabio, a state chairman of his party.
Mr Omokri said Akpabio and the EFCC have both admitted that there is a corruption case, yet Buhari, Tinubu and Oshiomhole met to crown him state Chairman of APC.
Akpabio admitted he has an EFCC case. EFCC admitted he has a case with them. Yet, this is the man Buhari, Osinbajo, Tinubu and Oshiomhole all met. This is the man they appointed ‘Leader of the APC in Akwa-Ibom’. Tomorrow the APC will say Buhari has ZERO tolerance for corruption!