The new Majority Leader of the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Lugard Osuji has said it is false that he celebrated his new appointment in a “joint” (Drinking Bar).
He described the report as falsely reported by an Owerri based tabloid as the handiwork of ignorant delinquents, stating that “nothing can be more spurious than this resumed propaganda against his person”.
The full statement from his Media office reads:
The attention of the Majority leader and member representing the most accommodating people on earth, the people of owerri municipal council in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon Lugard Osuji has been drawn to the false reports on both print and social media by ignorant delinquents that he was sighted rejoicing and making merry at a joint over his new position as the majority leader of the Imo state house of assembly. It’s not in his character to respond to rumours or allegations but for the clarification of the unsuspecting public.
Nothing can be more spurious than this resumed propaganda against the person of Hon lugard osuji than this.
It is obvious that some people are intimidated by the rising profile that Hon lugard enjoys in the House of Assembly, especially since his reemergence as the majority leader of the Imo state house of Assembly to recover the dignity of the house of Assembly.
To those who cared to know, Hon Lugard has occupied the seat of the majority leader of the Imo state house of Assembly for the past two years and has absolutely nothing to rejoice about his reemergence.
That the photograph attached to the said publications was taken during his 2015 election campaign at Umuoronjo village in Owerri municipal council not at a joint.
The people are thereby called to disregard the disgruntled and unfounded report, but to continue to show support for Hon Lugard Osuji.