Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has denied faulting the Appeal Court judgement that acquitted and discharged the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Naija News reports that the Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, made the denial in a statement issued on Friday in Owerri, the state capital. Emelumba stated that at no time did the Imo government disagree with the Appeal court’s ruling which discharged and acquitted the IPOB leader. The commissioner described Uzodinma as a law-abiding citizen of Nigeria who believes in the rule of law and could not have queried the judgment as insinuated by the fake news. He, however, accused former governor Emeka Ihedioha and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the state of being behind the fake news to tarnish the image of the governor. Emelumba also asked Nigerians to ignore the fake news as neither the governor nor any of his aides have reacted to the Appeal Court judgement on Kanu The statement reads: “We are aware that Ihedioha after his ill-advised attacks on Ndigbo where he called them saboteurs is desperately trying to drag His Excellency to the mud he enmeshed himself in. But this infantile stunt is a new low for him. “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. “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. Those familiar with the character of the state Governor would affirm that he has never criticized the judiciary even when judgments did not go his way in personal matters. “It is the height of mischief and perjury for the opposition in the state to attribute such a comment to Uzodimma. The governor is a compassionate philanthropist who would never rejoice in the misfortune of anyone.”
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