Imo State Government has declared as false and wicked the rumour making the rounds in the social media that the State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has rejected the results of the Edo State Governorship election.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon. Declan Emelumba, said the falsehood was planted in the social media by wicked, unrepentant and vicious members of the opposition who will stop at nothing, to smear the image of the Governor.
Emelumba explained that the Governor was not a candidate in the Edo Gubernatorial election and therefore could not have rejected the results of the said election.
According to the Commissioner, the opposition fabricated a Press Release, which they credited to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor through which they announced the so called rejection of the Edo Governorship results by the Governor, adding “but they exposed themselves as wicked fakers when they dated the press release 20th May, 2020, for a reaction to an election held on Saturday September 19, 2020 that says everything”.
The statement noted that it was the fake and wicked press release that set the social media agog with the equally fake news that Governor Uzodinma has rejected the Edo Governorship election results.
It advised members of the public to always take anything they in the media about Imo State with a pinch of salt “because the opposition in the state has turned the social media platform into a medium for circulating false and vicious materials against the governor and the government”.