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Disregard opposition use of doctored images, fake news for propaganda, Ekwunife urges supporters

By Okonkwo Samuel
Daily News Reporters

The Senator Representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Iyom Uche Ekwunife (PhD), has through her media aid urged Ndi Anambra Central to disregard the opposition who bents on using doctored images and fake news for propaganda against her mandate.

Ekwunife, in a statement signed by her media aide, Kingsley Ubani, said that Senator Ekwunife’s ambition to return to the Senate has continued to unsettle some of her idle opponents who he described as jittery political marauders.

Mr Ubani stressed that the latest publication on Punch Newspaper, a platform that has become notorious for its propagation of fake and unverified reports, can be said to be the last kick of a dying horse.

Fake publication by the PUNCH NEWS

He, therefore, urged ndi Anambra Central to disregard these repeated fake, fallacious and malicious statements dubiously attributed to Senator Ekwunife by her sinking and defeated detractors.

 

Doctored letterhead

 

Fake news


Read the full statement below:

PRESS STATEMENT

SUSTAINED PROPAGANDA AND FAKE NEWS AGAINST EKWUNIFE, A CLEAR INDICATION THAT THE SENATOR’S OPPONENTS ARE AT THE BRINK OF DEFEAT

“Just like hope is the last thing that dies in a man before his actual death, in politics, propaganda and fake news are the last resort of losers. Currently, there is growing tension occasioned by the upcoming general elections, with candidates of different political parties contesting the election which is slated to hold on February 25th.

“Among all the candidates that are contesting for the prized Anambra Central senatorial seat, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party and incumbent Senator, Uche Ekwunife, PhD, has distinguished herself as the person who is most prepared for the Job.

“Senator Ekwunife’s ambition to return to the Senate has continued to unsettle some of her idle opponents who are not only ill-prepared but lack the requisite antecedents, competence, capacity and goodwill to occupy the exalted office of the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. No wonder the Senator had challenged them to match her project to project and empowerment to empowerment, but in reaction to her challenge, they chose to show their weak and lazy ability to concoct propaganda and fake news, as there is evidently no project or empowerment in their empty shelf of political antecedents.

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“We have witnessed how these retirement-bound politicians and their cronies, in failed attempts to diminish Senator Ekwunife’s unmatchable goodwill, commit valuable time and manpower to manufacture inconsequential and fictitious stories against the Senator.

“A few days ago, these jittery political marauders made a false publication that “Senator Ekwunife has made a U-turn and has chosen to support the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi”. When in fact the Senator’s message in all her campaign rallies and events was anchored on her desire to consolidate her sterling achievements in the last three and half years in office.

“When it dawned on the blackmailers that neither Ekwunife nor any member of her campaign council is interested in engaging in their debacle with respect to who becomes the next President of Nigeria, they unintelligently released another statement using a forged letterhead and signature of the Chairman Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation, falsely claiming that she had dismissed Peter Obi’s chances in the upcoming election on their imaginary and dubiously created bases that the Labour Party Presidential Candidate does not have the spread to win. When in reality the ranking Senator had never mentioned the name of the respected former governor of Anambra state in any of her campaign events. These elements also released another false report that Senator Ekwunife is in the EFCC net, when in fact the Senator had been campaigning across the Senatorial District and attended several public events today.

“Their latest publication on Punch Newspaper, a platform that has become notorious for its propagation of fake and unverified reports, can be said to be the last kick of a dying horse.

“It is important to note that even the most unrepentant of Senator Ekwunife’s critics will agree that the federal lawmaker better known as Madam Project has since her entrance into the political stage remained a force to be reckoned with and a rallying point for Nigerian women who are usually written off in politics.

“Anyone who is aware of Senator Ekwunife’s record understands that the relevance, influence and acceptability she enjoys today stem from her ability to touch the lives of people using instruments within her disposal both as a citizen and public office holder, unlike her opponents who have nothing to show for their years in public office.

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“Since the PDP Senatorial Candidate flagged off her campaign, her opponents have continued to orchestrate and create false stories to fill in for their lack of performance in their current and previous political positions, however, amid all these transient shenanigans, one thing is evident, Senator Ekwunife remains the only candidate who is campaigning on a solid and unbeatable record of performance.

“It is pertinent to state, that the recent spate of propaganda against Ekwunife, the people’s choice candidate for Anambra Central is expected to intensify in the coming days, as these shameless elements sink further into defeat and get more bereaved of ideas. The helpless resort to propaganda is only a sign that the Senator is a contender whose growing acceptability sends shivers down the spine of her opponents. Some of whom are in shock over the ability of Ndi Anambra Central to separate the wheat from the chaff.

“Irrespective of who is troubled by Senator Ekwunife’s intention to return to the Senate and continue her life-changing developmental exploits, it is important to note that in a contest like this, only the best emerge, and Senator Uche Lilian Ekwunife, has by her antecedents, track record and disposition proven that she is the best for the Job. Simply put, the best man for the Job is a woman!

“Ndi Anambra Central are therefore urged to disregard these repeated fake, fallacious and malicious statements dubiously attributed to Senator Ekwunife by her sinking and apparently defeated detractors. The fact that these enemies of goodwill have been unable to provide any tenable evidence that Ekwunife made the concocted statements even when the Senator speaks publicly during her campaign events, is enough to show the people that the trending fake stories are figments of the detractors’ imagination.

Signed

Kingsley Ubani
SA Media to Senator Uche Ekwunife

February 5, 2022”

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