Governor David Umahi has disowned the audio and video recordings on social media the place he allegedly banned two newsmen for life for publishing ”false reviews.”
Recall it was reported earlier that the Ebonyi state Governor allegedly banned State Correspondents of The Sun newspaper Chijioke Agwu, and the Vanguard newspaper’s Peter Okutu, from coming into the Government House or any authorities facility in the state over their report.
The audio and video recordings have been described as ‘doctored’ and geared toward deceptive the general public in a press assertion issued by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nweze.
Governor Umahi insisted that the journalists have been by no means embarrassed, intimidated, or harassed to the data of the Governor in any authorities occasion as alleged and that the governor by no means ordered for such. He additionally maintained that the newsmen raised an alarm and brought on panic in the midst of the combat in opposition to COVID-19.
The assertion reads in half;
“The governor by no means ordered a ban on any journalist from attending state capabilities.
“Having made the above clarifications; I, subsequently, name on most of the people, NUJ and others involved to discountenance with the false reviews, movies and audio as they’re both a figment of the bearers creativeness which they delivered to bear or a deliberate try geared in direction of smearing the hard-earned good repute and good media relationship of the governor.
“Report Accurately, Stop Causing Panic In Ebonyi With Fake News.”