The Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has denied the threat audio circulating on social media.
Social media went agog yesterday with claims that the Governor threatened one Gambo Hussani alias Nakura for making uncomplimentary remarks about him.
But reacting on Thursday, Solomon Kumangar, Fintiri’s spokesperson, in a statement, said the report on Mr Fintiri was not correct.
He disclosed that the Governor is known for his human nature and soft approach to all things and that the governor is too busy with governance to issue a threat to Nakura.
“The Governor’s aide wishes to advise Adamawa residents to ignore determined agents of fake news bent on spreading false stories to the public.
“We react to the utter falsehood and disgraceful lies, a report by so-called social media agents of the opposition in Adamawa which, Wednesday, claimed that Governor Fintiri threatened one Gambo Useni for making uncomplimentary remark against Him.
“This report is sheer fabrication and brazen effort by social media agents of the opposition in Adamawa and an online news medium to mislead the public.
“if you recall, the governor publicly announced that his administration is open to constructive criticism, I believe the audio was doctored as this is not the first time a governor’s voice will be doctored in Adamawa and Nigeria, a former governor of Adamawa’s voice was doctored to rehearse “Ojippa Tan” so anything is possible in this digital age.
“The general public is hereby advised to ignore such stories that are intended to mislead the people and create unnecessary anxiety, as an irate Senator has made unguarded utterances against the governor but he never one day responded but kept calm. What is so special about Hussaini Gambo that the governor will threaten him”, the statement read.