Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has dismissed reports of him accusing the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, of rigging the inconclusive governorship election in Anambra State.
Reports had it that Umahi, who allegedly rejected the already announced results of the Anambra State governorship election, said the poll was tainted with irregularities.
He was alleged to have accused his Anambra State counterpart, Willie Obiano, and APGA’s governorship candidate, Charles Soludo of rigging the poll.
But, Umahi absolved himself of issuing any comment regarding the ongoing election.
In a statement by his media aide, Nwaze Francis, the Governor denied claims of him saying the All Progressives Congress, APC, won’t accept the outcome of the election.
According to Umahi: “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 rejects 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 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.”
He urged Nigerians to disregard the report because he never made such a comment.