By Yemi Adebowale
Senate Minority Leader and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has in a statement on Sunday, September 6, 2015 disowned proxy Twitter and Facebook accounts opened on his behalf.
A Twitter account, @SenAkpabio opened on behalf of Senator Akpabio on Saturday tweeted a photo of the Senator in a London hospital after injuries sustained in an auto accident.
The tweet from the inauthentic account immediately drew the attention of the Nigerian media with national dailies like Vanguard citing the tweet as an authentic source in one of its news reports.
— Vanguard Newspapers (@vanguardngrnews) September 6, 2015
Senator Akpabio in his statement also thanked God for his survival and expressed his gratitude to Nigerians for their prayers and concern.