Former Secretary to Government of Imo State, Sir Jude Ejiogu has denied backing anyone for the 2019 governorship contest.
Ejiogu is in the race for the Imo governorship contest.
News had gone round the internet that the former SGI had endorsed Chief of Staff, Government House, Owerri, Uche Nwosu for Imo guber in 2019.
Ejiogu today, 12th Febuary,2018 took to his verified facebook account to say “I woke up this morning to a very disturbing development making the rounds online. It is unfortunate that some young men in an effort to seek cheap publicity or extract undeserved favours from politicians will resort to the level of spreading all manner of falsehood against other law abiding citizens of the State.
He continued “It is very discomforting to see a friendly gesture or comment being twisted for cheap political purposes and this trend should be frowned at by all and sundry both those who are not affected today and those who are benefiting from such lies today. I love my dear state and desire the best for it and for that, in 2019, I will lead our people to that promised land envisaged by our founding fathers”
“I have never endorsed anybody for any positions but myself. I know what I have in my heart for my people and I know God is in full endorsement of it and as such, there is no going back.
“We must move Imo State forward. I don’t believe that propaganda and spreading unfounded lies are ways we can move Imo State forward and urge those who are into such habit and those who sponsor such to forthwith desist from it. Besides, spreading lies against me only helps bring my name to the people when your lies are exposed for what it is. I have no problems with anybody. I fight no one. I see every son and daughter of Imo State as members of one big family which working together we can make it a happy family. Spreading lies against one another isn’t the traits of good leadership rather depicts desperation and insecurity. I urge everyone to be properly guided” he stated
Backing his claims, one of his support groups,”Jude Ejiogu Mandate Support Group” in a statement signed by Hon. Sergious Jude Okoro revealed that their principal was misquoted at the commissioning of a 300kva and 500kva transformers at Obibi-Uratta autonomous community donated by the traditional ruler of the area, Prof Ameobi Uwaleke.
They stated that at no time did Jude Ejiogu endorse the Chief of Staff, Ugwumba Nwosu for Imo guber, describing the story as false, malicious and deceitful and a concocted gossip aimed at creating confusion between the two leaders who see politics as a simple exercise to develop the society.