Imo Govt Denies Faulting Appeal Court Verdict On Kanu


The governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has denied picking holes with the Appeal Court judgement which discharged and acquitted Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

He described the trending story in the social media that he faulted the verdict as fake news concocted by the opposition to tarnish his image.

In a statement in Owerri on Friday, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Emelumba deplored what he called satanic and vile propaganda and falsehood being perpetrated against the governor 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 judgement.

He also said the governor as 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.

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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 declared that those familiar with the character of the state Governor would affirm that he has never criticized the judiciary even when judgements did not go his way in personal matters.

He described as the height of mischief and perjury for the opposition in the state to attribute such a comment to Uzodimma.

He also made it clear that Uzodimma as a compassionate man and philanthropist would never rejoice in the misfortune of anyone.

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 has reacted to the Appeal Court judgement on Nnamdi Kanu


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