Emeka Ojukwu Jnr., son of the late Ikemba of Nnewi, has urged members of the public to discountenance the stories in the social media and other media platform credited to him that he accused President Muhammadu Buhari of telling lies, when he said during his broadcast to the nation on Monday that he held meeting with his father, the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, on the need for the nation’s unity
Ojukwu Jnr. said he never made such comment and he would seek legal redress if such malicious and damaging publications are repeated against him.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari actually had discussions with his late father on the unity and indivisibility of the Nigerian nation
He also urged the President not to take such comments seriously as it smacks of gutter and yellow media reportage aimed at overheating the polity.
Ojukwu Jnr., who spoke in a statement he made available to reporters in Awka, Anambra state, Wednesday, noted that contrary to news around the internet by Biafra agitators that he had denied that his father met President Buhari, he never granted any media interview or posted any massage on social media that Buhari was wrong about his discussions with the late father.
He noted that his late father actually held the said meeting with Buhari before his demise, adding that all that Buhari said in his Nationwide Broadcast were true.
He said: “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.
“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.
“Let me lend my voice to those of the rest of my fellow countrymen and welcome Mr. President back home,” he added.