The Attah Igala, Dr. Micheal Ameh Oboni ii and other tradition leaders from the Igala Kingdom have kicked against the dissemination and circulation of fake news.
The traditional rulers jointly frowned against such trajectory which they affirmed had the tendency of destabilizing the peace of the state and divide the people along ethnic lines.
They made this known on Wednesday, when Governor Bello hosted all the First Class Chiefs from Igalaland, led by the Attah Igala, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni at the Governor’s office in Lokoja.
The Attah Igala, noted that it was unfortunate that people now capitalise on technological advancements to spread fake news capable of causing confusion in the society.
Attah, who described the governor as a bridge builder and lover of the Igala nation, noted that the Ebiras and Igalas have long history of relationship spanning over 200 years.
He encouraged the governor to remain steadfast and should not be swayed by the antics of some “desperate politicians” who would want to employment desperate measures to further their political cause.
On his part, the Ejeh Olamaboro, Chief Simeon Ujah, described the development as “bad politics” and urged the government to ensure those behind the spread of such fake news were brought to book.
Also speaking, the Onu Ibaji, Chief John Egwemi, said the governor couldn’t have made such damaging and inciting statement against the Igala nation.
He described him as a “jinx breaker” for being the first Governor ever in the state to choose his Chief of Staff from another ethnic group -Igala- other than where he hails from (Ebiraland).
Other traditional rulers who spoke lauded the governor for his efforts in bringing development to Igalaland, particularly in the areas of road infrastructures.