Posted by News Express | 13 June 2017 | 1,657 times
Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has disowned a tape trending online containing a purported conversation between him and his Borno State counterpart, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, on the current Biafran agitation and other issues.
Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Dayo Adeneye, said in a statement issued on Monday in Abeokuta described the 20 minutes and 38 seconds audio as “one of the most vicious and ungodly acts, meant to further create confusion in the land.” According to Adeneye, “The alleged conversation never took place and is the handiwork of mischief makers and agent provocateurs bent on heating the polity and setting people against themselves.
“The voice in the forgery which they paraded as that of Governor Amosun is not that of His Excellency and a simple search on the internet for any speech by him, would convince those who are not familiar with his voice that the producers of the audio recording did a poor and unintelligent imitation.
“The pedlars of such falsehood appear to have a wild scheme which appears to be part of what may be turning out to be the wider script, by some unpatriotic elements, aimed at further causing divisions in Nigeria. It is meant to feed into, as well as further exacerbate the already highly combustible wave of agitation in the land. This evil plot will not work. Indeed this is not the first time some unpatriotic and vile individuals would spread falsehood about the person of Governor Amosun.
“Governor Amosun is committed to peaceful co-existence of all groups in Nigeria and will not engage in conversations that would threaten the peace and unity of Nigeria. He therefore counseled politicians and other public office seekers to play politics without bitterness and dwell more on things that unite us rather than those that seek to divide us.”
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