Ebonyi Government Blast PDP over Spread of Fake News

The Ebonyi State Government has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP of being responsible for the spread of fake news on social media platforms, urging  Nigerians to hold them responsible.

The PDP had in recent times accused the Ebonyi state Governor’s wife of saying she would not vote her husband, Dave Umahi, in the All Progressives Congress, APC.

However, in reaction to the alleged assertion, the Ebonyi state government through Hon. Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji, Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, denied the report, saying that the first lady,  Mrs Rachel Ogonna Umahi made no such statement.

This was communicated in a statement and reads thus: “The attention of Ebonyi State  Ministry of Information and State Orientation has been drawn to a vicious, mendacious and faceless post captioned “I will not vote my husband in APC” falsely credited to Her Excellency, wife of the Governor of Ebonyi State and made to trend in social media by political jobbers deployed by the remnants of the drowned People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the State and who have also resorted to writing helplessly and derogatorily about the quintessential mother of the State and doyen of gender mainstreaming, Her Excellency, Chief (Mrs)  Rachel Ogonna Umahi (Ogoo Nwanyi) Wife of the wonder-working Governor of Ebonyi State.

“While we take exception to this cheap and disrespectful blackmail, we make bold to state that the wife of our dear Governor is a proud card-carrying member of All Progressives Congress, APC with registration number, EB/BZR/11/04202; she is a great pillar of support to our Divine Mandate Administration and champion of mobilization to the cause of APC in the State. Let it be further reiterated that the elegant and superlative amazon of our dear State joined APC  with her husband as a response to the clarion call for the southeast to reintegrate into a party of national spread.

“We, therefore, want to use this medium to admonish the remnants of PDP in the State that no amount of lies and fake news shall mitigate the tsunami that has brazenly befallen them since the glorious defection of the governor and people of Ebonyi State to All Progressives Congress, APC. We also invite the members of the public to discountenance all the social media posts against the First Family of Ebonyi State as a worthless political strategy of PDP to misinform the gullible and elicit public sympathy to their unpleasant political fate.

“ Ebonyi State is irreplaceably APC and our dear Governor is indomitably delivering in his social contract with the people.”

Over the years, fake news has been harmful in all ramification and largely threatened the well being of individual and the masses at large, various calls has been made to put an end to the act and citizens are also advised to verify the information before accepting or sharing them.

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