Former Governor of Enugu State, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani, has dismissed as a ruse, the report of a $41.8 million judgment against him in the United States.
Nnamani in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, said the report was fake news and targeted at maligning him because of his alternative views on recent political development in the country.
“It is Campaign of calumny, intimidation, insults and abuse orchestrated to suppress and diminish my voice; however, my voice will grow louder and more persistent.
“I know my recent position will attract this attack by those who cannot tolerate alternative views; democracy allows alternative view points, if I cannot express my opinion and take a stand who will? “
“There was no such judgment anywhere, the author of the fake news is a known blackmailer.
“The story with the Air Peace Airline is still fresh in our memories. I’m not surprised that the author has offered himself as a willing tool for this hatchet job once again.
“I left Enugu State on a solid foundation 15 years ago, record of our accomplishments is an open book; no amount of mudslinging can rewrite our history.
“I urge our people and Nigerians alike to ignore the mischievous report, sponsored by political foes and professional blackmailers,” he said.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria