Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma has disowned a statement where he reportedly said the All Progressives Congress (APC), will challenge the outcome of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Edo state and alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission is under the influence of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement on Monday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, described the comments credited to him as a wicked lie by vicious members of the opposition aimed at tarnishing his image.
The statement noted that it was the fake and wicked press release that set the social media agog with the equally fake news that governor Uzodimma had rejected the Edo governorship election results.
It advised members of the public to always take anything they read in the social media about Imo State with a pinch of Salt “because the opposition in the state has turned the social media platform into a medium for circulating false and vicious materials against the governor and the government.”
He said it was fabricated by his detractors to discredit his government.
According to the governor, the report which was also aired by Reuters is one of those series of lies heaped on his government in other to distract him.
However, Uzodimma has vowed not to be distracted, insisting that his aim is to deliver on his “3R” mantra.
According to the statement “In one of the reports, it was claimed Governor Uzodimma spent N3 billion, while a fake Reuters report claims that he spent $5million on Edo governorship election.
“The writer of the fake Reuters report, one Stan Walden Newyork (obviously a fake name), claimed the money was squandered to appease the ruling party.”