Njoku denies resigning as Imo deputy governor

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Placid Njoku, the deputy governor of Imo State had denied resignation from office as speculated in some quarters.

Mr Njoku, a former vice-chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture in the state disclosed this in a statement on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Ozioma Ukwuoma.

“My attention has been drawn to the fake news circulating in the social media purporting that the Deputy Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Prof Placid Njoku has resigned,” Mr Ukwuoma said.

“While it remains our practice to ignore such baseless stories, the need to put the truth out to concerned imo citizens has necessitated this rebuttal.

“This story has no iota of truth in it but is a mere figment of the imaginations of those working against the Government and people of Imo state

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“The Imo State Deputy Governor, His Excellency Prof. Placid Njoku enjoys a robust working relationship with his boss, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, Executive Governor of Imo State and indeed with every member of the state executive Council, including members of the state legislature,” he added.

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