Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has denied reports of him accusing the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate, Charles Soludo and the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, of rigging the governorship election in Anambra State.
Umahi made the rebuttal in a statement by his media aide, Nwaze Francis, on Tuesday.
The governor also debunked claims of him saying that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not accept the outcome of the election.
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to an infantile Facebook post on the timeline of one Chijinkem, alleging that the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr David Umahi, declared that the last Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Anambra was fret with irregularities.
“The poster equally implied that the Governor rejected the outcome on behalf of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and people of Anambra State and threatened to seek redress.
“First, His Excellency, Governor David Umahi, at no point, made such remarks about the Anambra State Gubernatorial election.
“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 the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“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 recalcitrant.”