…Describes Speculation As Mischievous
Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has debunked allegation in the social media that the Minister, Mr. Geoffery Onyeama has been suspended by the ruling All progressive Congress (APC) over his refusal to blackmail the presidential Candidate of the Labour party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi in the United States (US). The ministry described the rumour as mischievous.
NewsBits recalls that the crisis-infected Enugu State Chapter of APC, and home state of the Minister had on Wednesday announced his suspension alongside other chieftains of the party in the state such as former president of the Senate, Ken Nnamani, former Governor Sullivan Chime, former Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly, Eugene Odo.
Spokesperson for the Ministry, Mrs. Francisca Omayuli, in a statement made available to NewsBits on Saturday said there is no iota of truth in the said social media allegation.
Omayuli said, “the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to a story circulating on social media that the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama has been suspended by his Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) because as alleged, “he was sent to the United States to blackmail Peter Obi, and he declined the request”.
“The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs states that there is no iota of truth to the mischievous allegations.” She added that “the General Public is therefore called upon to disregard the story.”