The Abia State Government has explained the absence of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s portraits in some of its offices.….CONTINUE READING
The governor, Dr Alex Otti, dismissed claims that the absence was due to his administration’s none recognition of Tinubu as Nigeria’s President.
Otti was reacting to some online reports over the absence of the president’s portraits in some offices within the Government House.
Speaking on behalf of the governor, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ferdinand Ekeoma, said the state government had the president’s portraits in some offices but not in all, adding that the same applies to the governor as well.
“We don’t have the governor’s portraits in most offices because this is a new government. We have placed some pictures and ordered for more. It has nothing to do with politics.
“The day the governor met with permanent secretaries we still had the former Governor Ikpeazu’s portrait in the banquet hall.
“It is criminal to say that the person who was duly sworn in as president will not be recognised. It doesn’t make sense, and we don’t think it is in that direction,” Ekeoma was quoted by the Daily Trust.
He said the media reports to that effect must have been sponsored by the opposition in the state to discredit Governor Otti….CONTINUE READING