Uzodinma describes report to rename IMSU after Abba Kyari as false

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IMO State governor  Hope Uzodinma has debunked rumor making the round that he plans to rename the Imo State University IMSU after the late Chief of staff Abba Kyari to to immortalise him.

Uzodimma described the report as fake, saying that it was circulated by mischief makers  in opposition parties in Imo to create disaffection and distract his administration from carrying out its constitutional duties as governor.

In a statement on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Oguwuike Nwachuku, the governor said it was sad that some politicians could descend into gutter politics by dragging Kyari’s name into disrepute.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a report emanating from social media and credited to Nwachuku, claimed that the governor had concluded plans to immortalise Kyari by renaming IMSU after him.

A similar report last week quoted Uzodimma to have said he would immortalise Kyari for making him governor.

Uzodimma said the two reports were the handiwork of disgruntled politicians in the state out to discredit his administration.

He said the reports were totally falsehood as neither him nor his media aide had anything to do with them.

The governor said it was regrettable that while everyone was poised to fight coronavirus and make Imo to stand tall, an opposition party was busy plotting how to blackmail the government.