Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has denied allegations that he is frustrating President Bola Tinubu’s attempt to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The governor accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of using the fake report as a tool to tarnish his reputation ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Public Communications, Collins Ughalaa, Uzodinma alleged that the PDP had resorted to blackmail after realizing that they might lose the upcoming elections.
He alleged that the story that he stopped Tinubu from facilitating Kanu’s release is completely false.
Uzodinma complained that he knew the opposition was capable of anything but had no idea they would resort to cheap blackmail
The statement reads in part: “We know that the disgruntled opposition party can do anything, including supporting or sponsoring terror in the state, but we thought the party still harbored some shame. However, the recent desperation to blackmail Governor Hope Uzodinma with the fake story that the Governor is blocking the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu shows that the party is capable of any evil without any qualms.
“In a fake story titled: ‘Uzodinma blocks the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu – Tinubu’, which was circulated by the PDP and their operatives, the party falsely accused the governor of blocking the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
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“The story is completely false. Not only did President Bola Ahmed Tinubu not make the statement they wrongly attributed to him, the Governor never took any action to block Kanu’s release nor did he contact the President not to release Kanu. There is no reason for such a step.”
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