The senator and APC candidate in the November 16 Governorship election in Anambra State, Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige has described as false reports that he slapped a priest during Friday’s burial ceremony of the mother of the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor at Nanka in Orumba North Local Government area of Anambra State.
Sen. Ngige noted that with Anambra State gubernatorial elections were getting closer, all sorts of rumours would be flying around.
He dismissed the unbelievable story through the Director on Media and Publicity in his Campaign Organisation, Chief Charles Amilo.
“Someone who was in All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) once paid heavily to create the fiction that Ngige was pelted with stones in Awka, but time and the flow of information proved him wrong,” Chief Amilo said.
“Ngige has nothing to do with what they are twisting, but we do not blame opponents who are so afraid that they would destroy the billboards of another and fabricate lies against them. Being a Knight of the St. John’s International, one of the highest Orders in the Catholic Church, Senator Ngige has no business arguing with a priest and in a church premises; so no person should believe that story”, Chief Amilo added.
The priest should come out and speak on this issue, or where is the story coming from?