Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has nothing to do with the purported report on a cloned publication of THISDAY of Friday, August 27, 2021 with headline: ‘Surprising: Uzodimma Declares Free Marriage Between Fulani Settlers and Imo Women …Guarantees to pay bride value for herders who select to marry Imo women… Imposes N1m positive to any father who refuses to offer consent.
An announcement signed by Oguwike Nwachuku, chief press secretary to Uzodinma, mentioned that the originators of the pretend publication had two issues in thoughts, “To tarnish the picture of the governor and to destroy the credibility of THISDAY as a model.”
In accordance with the discharge, “The sick conceived publication reveals how determined people and teams can get in making an attempt to destroy the society, considering that Governor Uzodimma is the difficulty.
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“For the avoidance of doubt, the actual headline of THISDAY the identical Friday, August 27 reads: ‘Buhari Elated as NNPC Breaks Jinx, Declares N287bn Revenue First In 44 Years.’”
Nwachuku emphasised that “It’s pertinent to notice that THISDAY administration confirmed that the publication was cloned and we’re assured that they won’t permit their hard-earned model and efforts of a few years to be bastardised by legal minded fellows.
“Governor Uzodimma is aware of the efforts being made by some people and teams to tarnish his picture and discredit his authorities however is not going to be deterred in his willpower to supply good governance to the great folks of Imo State.”
The discharge additional said that “He’s conscious of the enormity of labor to do in Imo State after a few years of neglect of essential infrastructure attributable to poor governance and can cease at nothing to vary the narrative for good within the curiosity of the folks.”
He urged the general public to ignore the cloned publication as “coming from wicked minds and enemies of the folks and the society.”