Fake News in Social Media: PDP should be held responsible - Orji


Ebonyi Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr Orji Uche Orji, on Saturday described as the handiworks of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the trending fake news in social media these days.

Orji was condemning an allegation levelled against the wife of Ebonyi Governor, Chief Mrs Rachel Umahi by suspected members of the opposition party in the state.

 NATIONAL PANEL gathered that the state first lady according to a post made in social media has allegedly finalized not to support her husband in his new party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. 

The Commissioner however, called the general public to disregard the post made against Mrs Umahi, urging them to "hold PDP responsible for sponsoring fake news in social media."

According to him, "the attention of Ebonyi State Ministry of Information and State Orientation has been to a  vicious, mendacious and faceless post captioned, "I will not vote my husband in APC" falsely  credited to Her Excellency, wife of the Governor of Ebonyi State and  made to trend in social media by  political jobbers deployed by the remnants of the drowned People's Democratic Party, PDP in the State." 

Orji added that, the PDP members, "have also resorted to  writing helplessly and derogatorily about the quentessential mother of  the State and doyen of gender  mainstreaming, Her Excellency, Chief (Mrs)  Rachel Ogonna Umahi (Ogoo Nwanyi) Wife of the wonder working Governor of Ebonyi State."

He further said: "While we take exception to this cheap and disrespectful blackmail, we make bold to state that the wife of our dear Governor is a proud card carrying member of All Progressives Congress, APC with registration number, EB/BZR/11/04202.

"She ( Mrs Umahi) is a great pillar of support to our Divine Mandate Adminstration and champion of  mobilization to the cause of APC in the State. 

"Let it  be further reiterated that the elegant and superlative amazon of our dear State joined APC  with her husband as a response to the clarion call for South East to  reintegrate  into a party of national spread.

"We therefore  want to use this medium to admonish the remnants of PDP in the State that no amount of lies and fake news shall mitigate the tsunami that has brazenly  befallen them since the glorious defection of the government and people of Ebonyi State to All Progressives Congress, APC. 

"We also invite the members of the public to discountenance all the social media posts against the First Family of Ebonyi State as  a worthless political strategy of PDP to misinform the gullible and elicit public sympathy to their unpleasant  political fate .

"Ebonyi State is irreplaceably APC and our dear Governor is indomitably delivering in his social contract with the people."


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