By Emeka Okafor
Imo State Deputy Governor, Prof. Placid Njoku, has denied resigning from the government of Governor Hope Uzodinma.
Njoku, who described his relationship with Governor Uzodinma as cordial, described reports that had resigned as false and baseless.
There were rumours on Thursday that Njoku had resigned due to irreconcilable differences with Governor Uzodinma.
But a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Teddy Ukwuoma, Njoku said that he has no reason to resign as he’s discharging optimally his duties as the deputy governor
The statement said, “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.
“While it remains our practice to ignore such baseless stories, the need to put the truth out to concerned Imo citizens has necessitated this refutal.
“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
“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,” the statement added.