The Imo state government has discredited the rumors to trending on social media claiming that the Deputy Governor of the state, H.E Prof Placid Njoku has resigned.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Ag. Principal Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Njoku Onyedika on Thursday.
Onyedika noted that the rumors were baseless stories as the Deputy Gov. Prof Njoku, has a good working relationship with his boss, the Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma.
The statement reads; “Our attention have been drawn to the fake news circulating in the social media purporting that the Deputy Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Prof. Placid Njoku has resigned.
“While, it remains our practice to ignore such baseless stories, the need to putthe truth out to concerned Imo citizens has necessitated this refutal.This story has no iota of truth in it, but a mere figment of the imagination of
those working against the Government and good people of Imo State.”
“The Imo State Deputy Governor, His Excellency Prof. Placid Njoku enjoys arobust working relationship with his boss, His Excellency, DistinguishedSenator Hope Uzodimma, Executive Governor of Imo State and indeed withevery Member of the State Executive Council, including Members of the StateLegislature.”
Onyedika however implored the Imolites to disregard such unfounded rumours and continue supporting the peace and the 3R mantra of His Excellency, the Governor for the development of Imo State.