The Imo State Deputy Governor, Prof. Placid Njoku has denied reports claiming that he has resigned from his position.
This was contained in a statement signed on Thursday by Njoku’s Chief Press Secretary, Ozioma Ukwuoma in Owerri, the state’s capital.
Njoku termed the reports as baseless and urged the good people of Imo and the general public to disregard them.
The statement read, “My attention has been drawn to the fake news circulating in the social media purporting that the deputy governor of Imo, Prof. Placid Njoku has resigned.
“While it remains our practice to ignore such baseless stories, the need to put the truth out to concerned Imo citizens has necessitated this rebuttal.
“This story has no iota of truth in it but is a mere figment of the imaginations of those working against the government and people of Imo State.
“Prof. Njoku enjoys a robust working relationship with his boss, Gov. Hope Uzodimma, and indeed with every member of the state executive council, including members of the state legislature.
“Imolites are enjoined to disregard such unfounded rumours and continue supporting the peace and development of Imo State,” the statement said.