I didn’t spend N10b to release Abba Kyari – Uzodinma

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GOVERNOR Hope Uzodinma has debunked reports on social media alleging that he urged Igbo youths to support the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

He also dismissed reports alleging that he has spent N10 billion to secure the release of the police officer standing trial for drug-related cases.

In a statement issued, yesterday, by his Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, the governor described the reports as, ‘’fake news, incoherent and illogical propaganda concocted by social media outfit of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and former governor of the state, to undermine the popularity of Uzodimma.”

The statement accuses an unnamed former governor of the state as being behind the fake news. According to the statement, Uzodimma, being a beneficiary of the rule of law, could not have declared Kyari innocent of charges against him when that job belongs exclusively to the judiciary.

He described the report as handiwork of desperate, unrepentant and amateur authors, noting that the governor had been a respecter of the rule of law, integrity and independence of the judiciary.

The statement reads: “It is ridiculous to suggest that the governor budgeted N10 billion for the release of Kyari, when everyone knows how prudent and accountable he is with resources of the state.”

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