Nonsochukwu Uwa, Owerri
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has said his convoy was never attacked by gunmen along Ngor Okpala, on Owerri-Aba Road in the state, on Saturday.
Uzodimma made this known to newsmen in Owerri, through his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, while reacting to the story that the governor’s convoy was attacked and some killed by unidentified gunmen.
Uzodimma blamed the circulation of what he described as falsehood on those his in a political battle with.
He added that the governor was in his office and never moved anywhere on Saturday.
According to the statement: “Our attention has been drawn to a satanic fabrication by sworn enemies of Imo State and her performing Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, claiming that the Governor’s convoy was attacked Saturday by gunmen along Ngor Okpala-Aba road.
“Those behind the satanic-driven falsehood and fake news also claimed that seven persons believed to be security aides on the said convoy died in the process and that five government aides to the Governor sustained different injuries.
“The author of the wicked fabrication further claimed to have spoken to one of the security operatives on condition of anonymity. For the avoidance of doubt, no such thing happened.
“Rather, what is at play is nothing but orchestrated falsehood arising from extreme hallucination due to alliance and communication with the devil by the author. Governor Uzodimma’s convoy did not move an inch on Saturday because there was no need since His Excellency was busy in the office, from morning till late in the evening, attending to numerous State matters that are dear to his heart and in the interest of the people.”
“We are aware that sore losers in Imo State politics can never and have never wished the Governor and his government well, hence they have continually resorted to raking up matters they know are pure lies to destabilise him.
“They have continued to do so because they cannot come to terms with the superlative performance of the Governor and his government despite all they have done to frustrate his administration, including orchestrating insecurity.
“The good news is that Governor Uzodimma has remained undaunted in his determination to turn the fortunes of Imo State around and will continue to remain focused for as long as he will be in office as the Governor,” the statement said.