BY RALPH EJIMKONYE
Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has debunked media reports that he was made Governor of Imo State by late Malam Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The late Kyari was buried on Saturday at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja after dying from covid 19 infection complications.
On Monday, a press statement which turned out to be fake was credited to the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Imo State Governor, which claimed that Governor Uzoinma, intends to immortalize the Late Kyari by renaming the Imo State University for making him Governor of Imo State.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwuike Nwachuku, he debunked the allegations.He rather blamed the PDP for the fake news.
He wrote “In one of such fake statements they issued and also circulated on social media, they mischievously credited Governor Uzodimma to have said he would immortalise Kyari for “making him Governor.”
“How would any person believe the complete thrash that Governor Uzodimma will in a condolence letter say that the late Chief of Staff to the President made him governor of Imo State?
“Such a senseless and irresponsible blackmail! Not done, the PDP went further to credit yet another fallacy to the CPS/Media Adviser that Governor Uzodimma will rename Imo State University after the late Kyari.
“It was their desperation to deepen the propaganda and criminal intents that drove them to the latest fake news of purported renaming of Imo State University after Kyari, something that only exists in the imagination of their tiny brain’s imagination.
He called on Imolites to disregard the information.
“That is why we enjoin the public, including Imolites, to ignore all the fake news being churned out around the death of Kyari by criminally-minded PDP agents and to also bear in mind that their appetite for wrong causes may not be easy to quench in one fell swoop.
“We also advise the reading public to take fake news seriously and make conscious efforts to identify the promoters and ensure that they join others who stand against fake news globally to make their trade unattractive