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Ignore fake news about Gov Otti suing FG, Tinubu, says Abia State Gov’t

Gov Otti: “There is absolutely no truth in this wickedly contrived fable…”

THE Abia State Government has described as fake, a social media report alleging that Governor Alex Otti, OFR, has dragged the Federal Government  and President Bola Tinubu, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, Netherlands.

The fake report alleged that Gov Otti’s action was hinged on the refusal of the federal government to grant his request to establish a seaport, as well as an international airport in the state.

The Abia State Government in a statement signed by Kazie Uko, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor stated that the report also alleged that Gov Otti had banned northerners resident in the state from operating their businesses until approval for the establishment of the said seaport and international airport are granted.

The statement urged the general public to ignore the fake report, describing it as the handiwork of idle rabble rousers.

However, the state government revealed that the proposed seaport is still on the drawing board, adding that the federal government provided for an airstrip in Abia in the 2024 budget.

The statement made available to SummitNews read: “Abia State Government’s attention has been drawn to a fake report trending on social media, especially X (formerly Twitter), that the Governor had sued the Nigerian Government and President Bola Tinubu, at the International Criminal Court

“The fake news claims that Governor Otti sued the Federal Republic of Nigeria and President Tinubu for allegedly refusing to grant the request of the Abia Governor to establish a seaport as well as an international airport in Abia.

“Another part of the badly stringed and concocted report alleges that Governor Otti had also placed a ban on businesses operated by Nigerians of northern extraction resident in Abia State, until the approval for the establishment of the said seaport and international airport is granted.

“There is absolutely no truth in this wickedly contrived fable. We are still on the drawing board on the proposed seaport while the Federal Government provided for an airstrip in Abia in the current budget, for which we are grateful.

“The general public is by this statement, therefore, advised to ignore the fake report, treat it for what it is, a trash, and consign it to the waste bin, as it is the handiwork of idle rabble-rousers.”

 

 

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