Ihedioha Denies Saying Ndigbo Must Wait Until 2031, Calling Obi Crafty
— Says It’s Fake News, Opposition’s Work
Former Governor of Imo State, Hon Emeka Ihedioha, has denied granting an interview where he was alleged to have said Ndigbo must wait until 2031 to produce Nigeria’s President and as describing Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi, as “crafty.”
In a press release, signed by Ihedioha’s media aide, Chibuike Onyeukwu, Ihedioha said:
RE – 2023: Igbos Should Wait Till 2031, Peter Obi is Crafty
FAKE NEWS : PLEASE DISREGARD
Our attention has been drawn to another fake news, with the above caption, circulated in some social media platforms.
This is one of the many orchestrated efforts by political opponents of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON and their collaborators who are afraid of squaring up against him in the coming elections.
It is noteworthy that, His Excellency did not grant any interview in Abuja or elsewhere as claimed.
His Excellency is known to acquit himself in the most civil, decent and respectful manner and therefore could not have employed such uncouth words.
We are aware that the purveyors of these unfounded reports are unrelenting in their desperation to impugn His Excellency’s integrity and reputation.
The public therefore is alerted and indeed advised to kindly ignore and disregard the fake news.
His Excellency Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON
August 8, 2022