The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga has debunked reports claiming that the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma is blocking the release of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Onanuga noted the news is aimed at building resentment against the governor and sabotaging his chances at the upcoming election on November 11.
Naija News understands that a report making the rounds claimed that Tinubu said his efforts to set Kanu free was being frustrated by Uzodinma.
However, speaking via his X account, Onanuga insisted that Tinubu did not meet with Igbo leaders on Monday and the statement connected to him is false.
Onanuga wrote, “The fake news on Uzodimma.
“The people of Imo State should please disregard the fake news in circulation that Governor Hope Uzodimma is blocking the release by President Bola Tinubu of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
“The fake news is obviously designed to build some resentment against the governor who has done very well for his people and who deserves a second term via Saturday’s election.
“President Tinubu did not meet Igbo businessmen on Monday. He didn’t say what was ascribed to him. He didn’t blame Gov. Uzodimma for anything.
“Sahara Reporters did not report the fake news. The link provided did not lead to the fake news on Sahara Reporters platform.
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“It’s all wicked lies by politically desperate people.“
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