Ebonyi Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Hon Orji Uchenna Orji, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that the membership of Ebonyi state first lady, Mrs. Rachel Umahi, in APC is not in doubt.
Orji said this in Abakaliki, following a recent social media post where the first lady was quoted to had hinted that she would not vote the husband in APC. A post which the commissioner accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of sponsoring in order to score cheap political points.
He said PDP is responsible for most of the fake news being propagated on social media, while urging the public to disregard the first lady’s post, describing it as fake.
He reiterated that the wife of Ebonyi State Governor is a proud card carrying member of the All Progressives Congress, and has continued to be a pillar of support to her husband the governor.
He said, “the attention of Ebonyi State Ministry of Information and State Orientation has been drawn to a vicious, mendacious and faceless post captioned “I will not vote my husband in APC”, falsely credited to Her Excellency, wife of the Governor of Ebonyi State and made to trend on social media by political jobbers deployed by the remnants of the drowned Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the State.
“They also resorted to writing helplessly and derogatorily about the quintessential mother of the State and doyen of gender mainstreaming, Her Excellency, Chief (Mrs) Rachel Ogonna Umahi (Ogoo Nwanyi) Wife of the wonder working Governor of Ebonyi State.
“While we take exception to this cheap and disrespectful blackmail, we make bold to state that the wife of our dear Governor is a proud card carrying member of All Progressives Congress, *APC* with registration number, EB/BZR/11/04202; she is a great pillar of support to our Divine Mandate Administration and champion of mobilization to the course of APC in the State. Let it be further reiterated that the elegant and superlative amazon of our dear State joined APC with her husband as a response to the clarion call for South East to reintegrate into a party of national spread.
“We therefore want to use this medium to admonish the remnants of PDP in the State that no amount of lies and fake news shall mitigate the tsunami that has brazenly befallen them since the glorious defection of the government and people of Ebonyi State to All Progressives Congress, APC . We also invite the members of the public to discountenance all the social media posts against the First Family of Ebonyi State as a worthless political strategy of PDP to misinform the gullible and elicit public sympathy to their unpleasant political fate.”