Imo state govt. says report on renaming IMSU, fake news, gutter politics on Abba Kyari
The Imo State government has described as fake news reports that the governor plans to rename Imo State University.
In a statement by the State government through the Office of the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor on Twitter, it said that the attention of the governor has been drawn to a fake news circulating on social media, purporting that Gov. @HE_HopeUzodimma wants to rename Imo State University, Owerri, after the late
Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari.
It noted, “The author(s) of the fake news had not only credited to the governor what he could not have said, but they criminally wrote the name of his Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser, Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku as the one who signed the purported statement”.
“Since last weekend that Kyari passed on, the same persons have been issuing press statements, forging the logo of government and the name of Mr. Nwachuku with the intent to deceive Imolites in particular and the public in general into believing their propaganda and fake news to be real”.
The Statement reads in further, “Ordinarily, the blackmail by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through the two fake statements they credited to the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor should have been ignored,
knowing that no right thinking person will believe them.
In one of such fake statements they issued and also circulated on social media, they mischievously credited Gov. Uzodimma to have said he would immortalise Kyari for “making him Governor.”
How would any person believe the complete thrash that Governor Uzodimma will in a condolence letter say that the late Chief of Staff to the President made him governor of Imo State?
Such a senseless and irresponsible blackmail! Not done, the PDP went further to credit yet another fallacy to the CPS/Media Adviser in the imagination of their tiny brain’s imagination.
These heartless and infantile fabrications by the PDP do not ordinarily deserve the dignity of a refutal by the
respected Office of the CPS/Media Adviser.
But the circumstances are not ordinary because it is about playing politics with the dead. It is sad to admit that the PDP has lost every sense of decency and fallen to the beastly level of denigrating the memory of the dead.
One is not shocked, therefore, to notice that even in their desperation, the PDP could go so low to commit the sacrilege of dragging the name of a late distinguished statesman into gutter politics.This act of madness is both ridiculous and reckless beyond our imagination.
We are not surprised at the level the propagandists of these fake news and their surrogates have
descended, but concerned about how some people will elect to deliberately deceive the public with information they know is outright false and misleading.
For the avoidance of doubt, let it be known that the two statements in reference were not issued by the office of the CPS/Media Adviser. They were fabricated and issued by the PDP and wickedly credited them to his Office.