Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo State, on Monday night, rubbished quotes attributed to him concerning Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 election.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that a viral quote had claimed that Ihedioha said although Obi is his friend, “I know him too well more than others, he is not only crafty but desperate to cease any opportunity for his personal desires. He is not the best for now to rescue our country.”
But the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives has now come out to dismiss the said ‘news’, stating that the purveyors are political opponents ‘afraid of squaring up against Obi in the coming elections’.
Read his full press statement below:
Our attention has been drawn to another fake news, with the above caption, circulated in some social media platforms.
This is one of the many orchestrated efforts by political opponents of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON and their collaborators who are afraid of squaring up against him in the coming elections.
It is noteworthy that, His Excellency did not grant any interview in Abuja or elsewhere as claimed.
His Excellency is known to acquit himself in the most civil, decent and respectful manner and therefore could not have employed such uncouth words.
We are aware that the purveyors of these unfounded reports are unrelenting in their desperation to impugn His Excellency’s integrity and reputation.
The public, therefore, is alerted and indeed advised to kindly ignore and disregard the fake news.