The rumours being circulated by in the media that Deputy Senate President Prof Ike Ekweremadu and some South-East governors are secretly working for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming general elections are a smear campaign against Igbo leaders. A female political activist and leader of Enugu Di N’akachukwu Movement, Rtn.
Mrs. Bibian Anekwe, stated this while addressing newsmen in Enugu
Mrs Anekwe who identified one Mazi Omife as one of the purveyors of the fake news, recalled that he has published articles with the sole intention of smearing Ekweremadu and South-East governors. She recalled the article titled “IGBO GOVERNORS VERSUS
IGBOS” by Omife, which claimed that Senator Ekweremadu and some southeast governors
were working for President Buhari to the detriment of the PDP ahead of
the presidential election in February 2019.
According to her, “It’s regrettable that a group of mischievous individuals led by Mazi Omife are spreading false rumours aimed at
causing disunity among the Igbo nation. It is mischievous act aimed at tarnishing
the reputation of our leaders, including Enugu State Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who has performed very well in his first tenure”.
She stated that Prof Ekweremadu is among the few PDP members who did not decamp when the party was in crises. “He remained faithful and helped in reviving the party, so Ekweremadu cannot work against the PDP”.
Anekwe insists that the DSP deserves
commendations because he fought the Igbo cause so valiantly at the upper chambers, adding that he was instrumental to passing the Southeast Development Bill and also intervened when over 400 Nigerians shops in
Ghana mostly owned by the lgbo were sealed off.
It is against this background that Sen Ekweremadu has been recognized with various
honours and traditional titles, she enthused.
She called on Omife and his group to engage in constructive criticisms instead of cheap political propaganda.