I CANNOT REMEMBER ASKING THE EFCC, ICPC NOT TO PROBE GODSWILL AKPABIO – President Buhari.

Buhari & Akpabio.


The president, Muhammadu Buhari has spoken out on why the former Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, who was under probe for allegedly diverting N100bn was left untouched, saying he did not know but declared that he did not instruct the EFCC to do so.


The President said he had formed the habit of following due process since his ouster as Head of State in 1985 when he was fighting corruption through rash methods.

He said:  “I don’t think when Akpabio moved to the APC, I said he should be left alone. I cannot remember asking the EFCC, the ICPC, the police or anybody to spare any corrupt person or incompetent person.  I haven’t done it and I challenge you to expose any.” Asked if the anti-graft agencies were acting in line with his body language, he queried: “Why should they fear my body language?”