Imo Government Reacts to Alleged Kidnap of Governor Uzodinma’s Wife

Imo Government Reacts to Alleged Kidnap of Governor Uzodinma’s Wife

  • Mixed reactions have trailed the alleged kidnap of the wife of Imo state governor, Chioma Uzodinma
  • The state government debunked rumours of the reported abduction of Governor Hope Uzodinma’s wife by the media
  • In his reaction, the commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba noted there is no truth in such a report, adding that the wicked ones are behind the claims

Owerri, Imo state - The Imo state government has cleared the air regarding the media report claiming that Chioma Uzodinma, wife of Hope Uzodinma, governor of the state was kidnapped.

Vanguard reports that the government has denied the rumour and described it as untruthful.

The commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba, in his reaction, denied the report, saying that the enemies of the state are the ones spreading the rumoured kidnap.

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Imo Government speaks on kidnap of Governor Uzodinma’s Wife
The Imo Government has quelled rumours regarding speculations that the wife of the governor, Chioma Uzodinma was abducted. Photo credit: Governor Hope Uzodinma
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“There is no truth in that. Those who are behind the rumour are wicked and are devil’s agents. They are the ones wishing the state bad.”

Imo state has witnessed a high rate of criminality including brutal killings and kidnappings in the last few months, a report by The Punch noted.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that a message has been sent to critics of President Muhammadu Buhari. The message was sent by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state.

According to the governor, he has no apologies for describing President Muhammadu Buhari as a man with a good heart and father to him.

He disclosed this while receiving the former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, at the Government House, Abakiliki.

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In another development, the governor of Imo state, Uzodinma, has explained that Nigerians, especially members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), are not necessarily looking for an Igbo president.

Hours after President Muhammadu Buhari paid a one-day working visit to Imo, Governor Uzodinma told Channels TV that the APC the masses are looking for a competent Nigerian leader, irrespective of tribe or ethnicity.

The southeast governor said that ahead of the 2023 general elections, the ruling party will make a decision on who will emerge as its flagbearer, adding that the resolution will be binding on all members, gathered.


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