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Fresh reports by The Eastern Updates have revealed that the Imo State Government has on Friday completely distanced itself from some of the reports that the State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has faulted the Appeal Court judgement that had acquitted and discharged the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
It had also blamed the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the former governor Emeka Ihedioha for allegedly orchestrating and sponsoring the fake news to tarnish the image of the State governor.
In a statement he signed in Owerri on Friday morning, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Emelumba, deplored what he described as “satanic and vile propaganda and falsehood” being perpetrated against the governor all in the name of politics.
According to him, at no time did the Chief press secretary to the governor or any official of the government speak to the press concerning the Appeal Court judgment. He had also said noted that Governor Hope Uzodinma was actually a law-abiding citizen of Nigeria who believes in the rule of law could not have queried the judgment as insinuated by the fake news.
“We are aware that Ihedioha after his ill-advised attacks on Ndigbo where he called them saboteurs is desperately trying to drag His Excellency to the mud he enmeshed himself in. But this infantile stunt is a new low for him,” Emelumba said.
He noted that after the series of successes recorded by Uzodimma in governance and other national assignments, Ihedioha and PDP have been trying to whittle down his popularity.
The commissioner had also declared that those familiar with the character of the state Governor would affirm that he has never criticized the judiciary even when judgments did not go his way in personal matters.
Emelumba reiterated his call for the managers of public information to be circumspect in the discharge of their duties.
He said, “The fake news didn’t attempt to answer the fundamental questions of 5Ws and H, which are who, what, when, where, why and how concerning any news story.”
He asked Nigerians to ignore the fake news as neither the governor nor any of his aides have reacted to the Appeal Court judgement on Nnamdi Kanu