The Anambra State Governor, David Umahi has threatened to deal with a Facebook user spreading fake news as the Governor denied making any comment about the Anambra governorship election.
The governor while speaking through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Francis Nwaze, said the news credited to him on the timeline of one Chijikenkem, alleging that he condemned the outcome of the Anambra election and that the All Progressive Congress will never accept such election that was fret with irregularities.
IGBERE TV reported that the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Francis Nwaze, urged Nigerians to disregard the news because it lacks credibility, stressed that Umahi hasn’ t spoken on the election which the result has not to be announced.
His words, ” ordinarily, we wouldn’ t have bothered responding to the ill- fated post by the attention- seeking fellow but we have elected to clear the doubt of some discerning minds.
” First, His Excellency, Governor David Umahi, at no point, made such remarks about the Anambra State Gubernatorial election. ”
He added that it is unimaginable to think that the governor will speak on behalf of APC, a party that has a full- fledged structure.
He continued, ” It is, however, uncomplimentary to imagine His Excellency speaking on behalf of the Standard- bearer of the APC and a Party that has a full- fledged structure, moreover, in an election that its outcome has not been concluded by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
” Going by the foregoing, we hereby urge the general public to disregard the post as it has no iota of truth in it. ”
Umahi warned that the State Law against fake news is still intact, therefore it will be used to deal with anybody caught spreading fake news.
” We also like to use this medium to remind the poster and other Social Media purveyors of fake news that the State Law on fake news is very much in place to deal with potential recalcitrants. ”
” The General Public is advised to ignore the post as it did not emanate from His Excellency, the Governor of Ebonyi State, ” he added.