Governor Hope Uzodinma has denied the report making the rounds that he rejected the result of Edo Governorship election that held on Saturday, adding that he didn’t say his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win in court.
The now denounced statement allegedly signed by his Chief of Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, said that the APC has commenced putting together pieces of evidence to proceed to the Election Petition Tribunal to challenge Governor Godwin Obaseki’s victory, with confidence that it will get justice in court.
In a new statement released on Monday afternoon, Oguwike Nwachuku denied releasing the previous statement, he said:
“There is fake report trending on the social media which claims that Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has rejected the recently announced Edo State governorship election result.
No doubt, the authors of the fake reports are obviously the same characters we have always known who have been signing off press releases using the name and Office of the Chief Press Secretary/ Media Adviser to give their criminal, selfish and foolish intent some measure of credibility.
In their desperation to discredit Governor Uzodimma on the outcome of the Edo governorship poll, they have cast innuendos; insinuating that he has rejected the outcome of the governorship election and that he had accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of being compromised, and that the All Progressive Congress (APC) will get judgment from the tribunal.
The statement concluded that Governor Uzodinma is not distracted by “the fake news that members of the public are fed with from time to time, because he is quite aware of the reason for them.”