Gov. Uzodinma Reacts To Claims That He Stopped Tinubu From Releasing Nnamdi Kanu | READ MORE
The incumbent governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has described as false, reports that he stopped President Bola Tinubu from releasing Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Reports had emerged, quoting Tinubu as saying that Hope Uzodinma blocked him from releasing Kanu on Monday during a meeting with Igbo businessmen in Abuja.
Debunking the report, Uzodinma in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Public Communications, Mr Collins Ughalaa, said it was the handwork of the PDP in Imo state aimed at blackmailing him ahead of the November 11 governorship election in the state.
The statement reads in part;
“We know that the disgruntled opposition party can do anything, including supporting or sponsoring terror in the state, but we thought the party still had some shame. However, the recent desperation to blackmail Governor Hope Uzodinma with the fake story that the governor is blocking the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu shows that the party is capable of doing any evil without scruples.
“In a fake story titled: ‘Uzodinma blocking the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu – Tinubu,’ and being circulated by the PDP and their agents, the party falsely accused the governor of blocking the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“The story is false in its entirety. Not only did President Bola Ahmed Tinubu not make the statement they falsely credited to him, the governor never made any move to block Kanu’s release, neither did he reach out to the President not to release Kanu. There is no reason for such a move whatsoever.”
ALL FACTS NEWSPAPER (AFNEWS), had reported that the presidency denied the same reports, stressing that Tinubu never made such a remark.