Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has refuted claims that he has set aside N10bn to secure the release of embattled suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
According to The PUNCH, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba while denying the claim said that there was no truth in the news.
According to him, the rumour was orchestrated by members of the opposition who wants to smear the image of the governor.
“…the news was a “lame, incoherent and illogical propaganda concocted by the lucifer-infested social media outfit of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and former governor of the state to shoot down the popularity of the governor,” he stated.
The Commissioner, who refused to name anybody as being behind the fake news, said, “The former Governor who is smarting from the backlash of his saboteur comments against Ndigbo wants to divert attention from his irredeemably damaged image with the fake Abba Kyari story.”
Emelumba compared the fake news to a story planted by PDP supporters claiming that Uzodimma wanted to rename Imo State University after the late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
According to the commissioner, Uzodimma, whose administration was based on the rule of law, could not have declared Abba Kyari innocent of the charges against him because that job is reserved solely for the judiciary.
He said, “It is also ridiculous to impute that the governor was budgeting N10b for the release of Abba Kyari when everyone knows how prudent and accountable His Excellency is with the resources of the state.”