Governor Rotimi Amaechi has debunked an online story that claimed that he labeled governors Babangida Aliyu And Sule Lamido of Niger and Jigawa states respectively as ‘deceitful’.
Amaechi, governor of Rivers decried the tactless act by desperate politicians of writing and posting on social media fake stories and concocted statements which have been falsely attributed to him.
Amaechi spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. David Iyofor, in reaction to a recent topic on online sharing platform, nairaland.com titled: “How Aliyu and Lamido deceived me – Gov. Amaechi.”
He said: “that is a false story obviously cooked up by mischievous haters, desperate politicians. Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi did not make such derogatory comments about his colleagues, governors Aliyu Babangida of Niger state and Sule Lamido of Jigawa state. He did not speak to anyone or say the things attributed to him in that fake posting. It is a big lie, baseless and unfounded. And to confirm it was fabricated, the story had no source.”
“This smear campaign against the governor and others will not sell. The public is now wiser and well informed to believe such gibberish. Whoever is writing, posting, publishing or sponsoring these lies should look for something else to do and stop spreading false rumours.”