Enyinnaya Abaribe, a prominent Abia lawmaker, was allegedly murdered, according to a claim on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
Despite the fact that several Internet users have shared the claim, it has not appeared in conventional media.
On Thursday, July 27, in the afternoon, a governor’s aide refuted the claim, characterizing it as completely false news.
Umuahia, province of Abia – Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, who represents the Abia South Senatorial District in the national assembly, has not been murdered, contrary to rumors.
According to Ajetunmobi Ridwan Olawale, the Lagos state governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, the federal lawmaker himself debunked the rumor.
Enyinnaya Abaribe is alive and well, according to a representative of Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Photograph courtesy of Atiku Abubakar
Facebook is the originating source.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe was not fatally shot
Legit.ng reports that Abaribe is an outspoken lawmaker who frequently contributes to red chamber debates on national issues.
Igbo Times Magazine, a website well-known for publishing unsubstantiated claims, reported that the former deputy governor and former senate minority leader was “shot dead after his security men engaged in a gunfight with some attackers in his home state of Abia.”
However, Olawale declared it to be false news in a quote tweet.
On his verified Twitter account, @Riddwane, he posted:
“This (report that Abaribe was killed) is fake news. Senator Abaribe just replied a text message to him, saying: “I’m presently in the senate chambers.””
Abaribe defeats Governor Ikpeazu and retains his senatorial seat in Abia South.
In related news, Legit.ng reported that former Abia state governor Okezie Ikpeazu lost the Abia South senatorial district election to Senator Abaribe, the leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
Abaribe received 49,693 votes to defeat his closest competitors, the Labour Party (LP) candidate Chinedu Onyeizu, who received 43,903 votes, and Ikpeazu of the People’s Democratic Party, who received 28,422 votes.
Abaribe discloses confidential conversations with the detained Nnamdi Kanu.
In related news, Legit.ng reported that, according to Senator Abaribe, the high rate of violence in the southeast region is imported from outside sources.
During his interview with Channels TV on January 25, 2023, Abaribe stated that although violence is sometimes internal, it is ultimately externally induced.
In his conversation with Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader stated that there is no such thing as sitting at home, the politician from the southeast noted.