Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum and Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has decried what he described as “the tactless act by desperate politicians” of writing and posting on the social media “fake stories and concocted statements”, which have been falsely attributed to him.
Amaechi spoke through a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. David Iyofor, on Thursday in reaction to a recent story making the rounds on the social media titled ‘How Aliyu and Lamido deceived me -Gov. Amaechi’.
The statement read, “That is a false story, obviously cooked up by mischievous haters, desperate politicians. Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi did not made such derogatory comments about his colleague 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 like it 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 such rumours”.