The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, Peter Mbah, has debunked report of his alleged assassination.
Reports had emerged on Sunday that Mbah was killed by unknown gunmen.
But reacting to the report, head of the Mbah’s media, Dan Nwome, described the viral video making the rounds on social media as “fake, wicked and evil.”
Nwome maintained that Mbah was alive and reports of his death should be disregarded.
The statement titled: “Fake news on the assassination of Dr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah”, partly reads: “We have been inundated with calls over a fake news in circulation on some social media platforms on the purported assassination of the Enugu State PDP governorship flag bearer, Peter Ndubuisi Mbah.
“Our investigations indicate that the story was doctored from the video of the unfortunate gruesome assassination of one Dr. Ndubuisi (real name: Professor Samuel Ndubuisi), the Director-General of the Science and Equipment Development Institute (SEDI), along the Enugu Port Harcourt expressway, two years ago.
“It is the mere coincidence of “Ndubuisi” in the two names that has been twisted by some devious and malevolent characters to spread unfounded panic and alarm amongst our genuinely concerned teeming supporters and well-wishers in Enugu State and beyond.”
Nwome, therefore, condemned the report, saying it is ill-conceived misinformation. He urges the masterminds to play politics of moderation and sportsmanship, and have the fear of God.