OrderPaperToday – Yomi Odunuga, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, to the Deputy President of the Senate has said his principal did not make any disparaging statements against some APC chieftains in the South-South geopolitical zone.

These statements were said to be circulated online and “mischievously” credited to Senator Ovie Omo-agege who is the APC leader in the region.

In a statement by Odunuga on Saturday, he said the statements are the “handiwork of fifth columnists and agents of destabilization masquerading as his supporters.”

According to him, such disparaging remarks borne out of sterile imaginings of mischief-makers against stalwarts of the party from the South-South zone or any part of the Federation can never emanate from him.

The statement reads: “For the avoidance of doubt, the Deputy President of the Senate did not make any disparaging remarks against any personality from the South South geopolitical zone.

“For the records, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege would like to be left out of whatever mischievous scheme or deadly politics being played out by some unscrupulous characters in the region for whatever selfish reasons.

“His focus, as he has always stated, is to bring qualitative development to the South-South for the benefits of all the people.

“He would not be distracted by the antics of social media rats who continue to abuse the privilege offered by the social media to publish falsehood against him with the aim of setting him up against other leaders in the region.

“We implore all well-meaning supporters and media houses to always verify sources of statements before circulating such as fifth columnists abound everywhere.”

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