Ahead of the rescheduled March 9 governorship and state house of assemblies election in Enugu State, a coalition has drawn attention to the latest ploy by the opposition in the state to cause disaffection and strain the good working relationship among the political leaders of the state in all frontiers.
According to a statement signed by the National Coordinator, Enugu Youth Coalition, Dr. Edwin Obune, they are planting fake stories to cause violence.
“We wish to alert the public that haven failed in their efforts to deceive the good people of the state with their empty promises against the re-election bid of the governor, the opposition have resorted to planting fake, spurious and hallucinating stories in the media aimed at encouraging the flow of blood in the channels of clean waters in the political matters of Enugu State.
“Hence, we condemn the attempt to use the 2023 governorship election in the state as a bait for participation in the upcoming March 9 governorship and house of assembly elections in the Coal City.
“We also condemn the efforts to cause a head-on-colition between Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and ex-governor Chimaroke Nnamani as well as other political leaders of the state using the politics of 2023 as a cannon folder.
“We are also aware of the unwarranted and unacceptable campaign of calumny which the opposition have prepared and distributed such materials to various media houses for dissemination against the state government in the coming days.
“In this regard, we urge the electorates as well as all residence of the state to ignore the sponsored fake news story currently making round in the social media about the relationship between Gov. Ugwuanyi and ex-Gov. Nnamani.
“Similarly, we call on the good people of the state never to allow sponsored fake news reports of any kind to prevent them from coming out to cast their votes for the re-election bid of the governor on March 9 as only by doing so that the state will continue to be in the Hands of God where good governance, infrastructural developments and human empowerment and capacity development abounds for everyone.”