Purported attack on Ondo First Lady, work of mischief makers, as Channel TV denies viral video

The management of the Channel Television has condemned the video that has gone viral purportedly on violent attack in Owo where the incumbent governor of Ondo State, and Candidate of the APC in the ongoing gubernatorial election hails from.

The video which has been flying on social media with the logo of Channel Television, had the information that the wife of the Governor, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu was injured.

Reacting to the video, Seun Okinbaloye who is the Channel Television’s correspondent in the state to monitor the exercise, reported that the scene in the video happened in 2018 in Delta during House of Representative elections, but was doctored by some opposition parties’ supporters to cause confusion.

The organisation enjoined the public to disregard the video, describing it as a misrepresentation of what happened in Delta

In a statement issued by the Special Assistant to the wife of the Governor on Media, Tobi Fademi, Mrs Akeredolu described the rumour as a propaganda taking too far.

“Recall that governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had earlier warned against tendencies of violence during the election, hence, he is committed to peaceable election.

“The First Lady, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has voted peaceably, now relaxing at her country home with her family.

“Members of public are enjoined to discountenance the impression of violence whatsoever. The rumour sprouted only from the imaginations of indecorous minds”, the statement reads.

Mrs Akeredolu had, however, reacted to the issue on Channels Television where she affirmed that voting was peaceful in Owo where she cast her vote without any trace of violence.

She described the video as the work of mischief makers, while commending Channel Television for quick response to the fake news.

Published by Wonderlady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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