Chukwuemeka Ojukwu Jr., son of late Igbo leader Col. Emeka Ojukwu, has denied a social media post ascribed to him, wherein he purportedly refuted President Muhammadu Buhari met with his father. The president had said in a national broadcast that he and the late Ojukwu – who once spearheaded a secession plot – agreed the federation remained united as one country.
“It has been brought to my attention that there is an article making the rounds on social media attributed to me refuting the remarks of Mr. President concerning his relationship and discussions with my late father”, Ojukwu jr. stated.
“Let me lend my voice to those of the rest of my fellow countrymen and welcome Mr. President back home.
“Let me state the following categorically; firstly, that I made no such comments to anybody, and secondly that I am aware that His Excellency’s comments were indeed factual.
“I have noticed a disturbing trend recently of fake news being attributed to me on social media. I don’t know who is behind it or what their motivation might be, but let me assure you that any time I feel the need to comment publicly on any matter, I will not do so via some anonymous email or anything of the like, rather be rest assured that there will be no ambiguity whatsoever as to whether the comments came from me,” he added.
He further urged the public to discountenance the post, which he said aim at heating up the polity.