Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has denied that gunmen attacked his convoy at the weekend killing seven security aides and injurying five of his aides.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, the governor described the report as a satanic fabrication by the sworn enemies of the state and his government..
The statement reads inter alia; “Our attention has been drawn to a satanic fabrication by sworn enemies of Imo State and her performing Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, claiming that the Governor’s convoy was attacked Saturday by gunmen along Ngor Okpala-Aba road.
“Those behind the satanic-driven falsehood and fake news also claimed that seven persons believed to be security aides on the said convoy died in the process and that five government aides to the Governor sustained different injuries.
“The author of the wicked fabrication further claimed to have spoken to one of the security operatives on condition of anonymity.
“For the avoidance of doubt, no such thing happened.
“Rather, what is at play is nothing but orchestrated falsehood arising from extreme hallucination due to alliance and communication with the devil by the author.
“Governor Uzodimma’s convoy did not move an inch on Saturday because there was no need since His Excellency was busy in office, from morning till late in the evening, attending to numerous State matters that are dear to his heart and in the interest of the people.
“We are aware that sore losers in Imo State politics can never and have never wished the Governor and his government well, hence they have continually resorted to raking up matters they know are pure lies to destabilise him”.