Former Chief of Staff to immediate past Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Honourable Patrick Obahiagbon, has disclaimed a widely circulated reaction, purportedly issued by him, in the social media.
The concocted reaction had portrayed Obahiagbon to have disparaged the Supreme Court verdict that handed Imo governorship seat to Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The disclaimer was via a press statement titled:
“RE:PRESS RELEASE ON THE SUPREME COURT PRONOUNCEMENT ON THE IMO STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS.”
Obahiagbon said the reaction did not come from him and should be discountenanced.
According to him, “The press statement currently circulating in the social media as purportedly emanating from my stable has been brought to my piazza.
“It has become a notorious platitudinous fact that some Nigerians have become inured and inebriated with the fecund and Goebbelian practice of stringing together, phrases from my archived public asseverations and representing them to emanate from me, especially on the heels of de-die-in-diem historic national events.
“I wouldn’t have reacted to this like a vaudeville of others before it but for the fact that I have been quagmired with various calls the world over to confirm the veracity or mendacity of my aforesaid authorship, especially when the said statement dripped with amphibolous crinkum crankum.
“Let me urge members of the public to duscountenance the said statement purported to have emanated from my stable. It was not from the son of Igodomigido.
“May I also take this opportunity to appeal to Nigerians who are always desirous of hearing from me on national issues to always “COOLI COOLI, COOLI TEMPER, until anytime I am always cornucopiously aroused to publicly take a position on extant national matters.
“I felicitate again (even though that had been done privately) with the elected Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Governor Hope Uzodinma, and I wish him well as he strives to cleanse the Augean stables in Imo state.
“My love to you all.”
Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon.