Publisher of fake news of Greg Ibe’s purported withdrawal from guber race pulls down post, apologises
By Steve Oko
Famous Reporters which on Friday, published fake news that Professor Greg Ibe of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, has stepped down for Mr Mascot Uzor Kalu of the Action Peoples Party, APP, has finally pulled down the misleading publication from their site.
Publisher of the site, Ms Charity Uwakwe also on behalf of Management and Staff of the online platform, apologized to Professor Ibe and APGA for the harm and embarrassment the false and mischievous publication must have caused them.
She retracted the story and praised Professor Ibe, acknowledging his bright chances of sweeping today’s governorship poll in Abia.
Wawa News Global had reported that APGA lawyers had given the fake news Publisher up to 4:00pm to pull down the fake report or meet them in court.
They also demanded an apology in two national dailies.
Director General of Professor Ibe’s Campaign Council, Dr Longman Nwachukwu, had in a swift response, dismissed the report as “mischievous and a lie from the pit of hell”, urging people to discountenance it.
APGA lawyers in a letter signed by Udo Okezie of Okorie Nwokoro Chambers, gave the Publishers of the fake news up to 4:00pm Friday, March 17 to publish a retraction in two national dailies, and also on various online blogs where she had published the fake news.
The lawyers also asked her to produce a copy of the letter she claimed that Ibe personally signed, directing his supporters to collapse their structures for Kalu.
The letter read in part:”That on or about the 17/3/23, you made a false publication online with the aim and purpose of disparaging, ridiculing and or damaging the character, reputation and goodwill of our clients by publishing thus:
“In a terse statement he personally signed, issued to newsmen on Friday, Greg Ibe urged his supporters and entire electorates to collapse their support for Mascot Kalu describing him as “the best man for the job.”
“The above quoted publication which connotes that our clients have abandoned the Governorship race slated for 18/3/23 has lowered the reputation and character of our clients before the general public, mostly Abia voters at the election slated for 18/3/23 .
“Take notice, therefore, that you are given on or before 4 pm of today, being 17/3/23 to retract this false publication in two national Newspapers and on all online platforms where you published the said defamatory statements against our clients, with a written apology to our clients, failing which we shall institute a legal action against you.
“Be rest assured of our resolve to seek the protection of the law for the protection of our clients’ legal rights.”
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