Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has dismissed claims in some quarters that his administration has finalised plans to rename the Imo State University (IMSU) after the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari.
Femi Adesina had on Friday announced Kyari’s death after suffering complications from the coronavirus pandemic and was consequently buried on Saturday.
Following his death, however, there were speculations that Uzodimma would name IMSU after the late of Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
But in a statement issued through his spokesman, Oguwike Nwachukwu, on Monday, the governor dismissed such claims as baseless.
He alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was behind such rumours, claiming the opposition party had always wanted to smear his administration’s reputation with falsehood.
The statement read: “In one of such fake statements they issued and also circulated on social media, they mischievously credited Governor Uzodimma to have said he would immortalise Kyari for making him Governor.
“How would any person believe the complete thrash that Governor Uzodimma will in a condolence letter say that the late Chief of Staff made him governor of Imo State? Such a senseless and irresponsible blackmail, not done, the PDP went further to credit yet another fallacy to the CPS/Media Adviser that Governor Uzodimma will rename Imo State University after the late Kyari.
“It was their desperation to deepen the propaganda and criminal intents that drove them to the latest fake news of purported renaming of Imo State University after Kyari, something that only exists in the imagination of their tiny brain’s imagination. It is sad to admit that the PDP has lost every sense of decency and fallen to the beastly level of denigrating the memory of the dead. One is not shocked, therefore, to notice that even in their desperation, the PDP could go so low to commit the sacrilege of dragging the name of a late distinguished statesman into gutter politics.”