Emeka Ojukwu has condemned claims that he said President Muhammadu Buhari lied about meeting his father, the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
According to Daily Trust, in a statement released to newsmen in Awka, Anambra State on Wednesday, he denied granting an interview to any media house, or posting anything on social media.
He asked the President to disregard such news, adding that it is true President Buhari met with his father, just as he claimed. He said:
It has been brought to my attention that there is an article making the rounds on social media attributed to me refuting the remarks of Mr. President concerning his relationship and discussions with my late father.Let me lend my voice to those of the rest of my fellow countrymen and welcome Mr. President back home.Let me state the following categorically; firstly, that I made no such comments to anybody, and secondly that I am aware that His Excellency’s comments were indeed factual.I have noticed a disturbing trend recently of fake news being attributed to me on social media.I don’t know who is behind it or what their motivation might be, but let me assure you that any time I feel the need to comment publicly on any matter, I will not do so via some anonymous email or anything of the like, rather be rest assured that there will be no ambiguity whatsoever as to whether the comments came from me.