The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says a newspaper article of a plot to replace its National Chairman; Prince Uche Secondus is fake news.
While frowning at the article, the party described it is unprofessionally and malicious.
“We read with consternation and unbelief the piece titled: “Southwest PDP Chairmen alleged plot to replace Secondus with George,” the party said, adding that, -The article, ab initio, is unprofessional, malicious, indecent, reeks of prejudicial hack writing which is capable of diminishing the long held image,” of the paper.
“The stark truth is that the article was total fabrication. The piece claims that Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state is scheming to displace Mr. Uche Secondus and make Chief Bode George the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party.
“This is utter nonsense and falsehood. It is libelous; an outrageous fable, a reckless assassination of character sponsored with the sole aim of tarnishing the hard- earned image of Governor Seyi Makinde and Chief Olabode George.
“The article discontentes morality. It is offensive, foul and noisome. It derides facts, scoffs at the truth, and mangles reality to achieve some deviously hidden goal,” the party said and wondered why the author of the article who is based in Ibadan failed to cross check with the Governor’s office or Chief Bode George the nature of the meeting held at Agodi Government house, Ibadan on June 19th.
“What’s more a Communique was also issued and given to journalists about the theme of the meeting. The Governor had invited the Elders and Stakeholders of the party in the Southwest to reposition the party and reconcile and mend the broken places. Nothing more,” the PDP said, in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan