The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Enugu State chapter, on Thursday, debunked rumours making the rounds that the state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, donated some land for the controversial Ruga programme.
Recall that there were claims on social media that the governor donated some hectares of land in Aninri for the settlement project.
CAN state secretary, Dr Joseph Ajujungwa said checks by the Christian body showed that no such thing happened.
According to him: “We have taken time to investigate some of the allegations against the governor on this Ruga, claiming that he has given land for the project.
“I am assuring residents of the State that it is not true; we have investigated, we have done everything we are supposed to do and we found out that the allegation is false. The claim is from the pit of hell, it cannot be substantiated.
“How many hectares of land do we have in Enugu that some can come out and say the Governor has given out 31 hectares?
“We, therefore, use this opportunity to call on Enugu residents to carry on their normal businesses and forget such propaganda.”
“The most annoying part of it is that those circulating this fake news are not in this State; they stay in their comfort zone and create unnecessary tension here.
“Their attempt is to cause a breach of peace, to truncate the harmony we are enjoying in this State, just to seek political relevance.”
“The governor has assured us that he is not different from other Southeast governors; he is on the same page with them.
“We have interfaced with him and he told us bluntly that such a thing never happened,” Ajujungwa added.