Convener, Concerned Nigerians and former Director new media to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Deji Adeyanju has debunked reports in some section of the online media, alleging he was given the sum of N50 million naira to spread negative reports against the Rivers state Government.
Adeyanju who denied the various reports and specifically debunked the claims by some media aides of the Rivers governor, however, said that he only spoke and will continue to speak the truth about the situation, not only in Rivers state, but also in other parts of the country.
He debunked the reports in a statement he made available to newsmen on Sunday.
The statement reads thus: “RE: Amaechi meets Deji Adeyanju, commissions him to spread deliberate falsehood on Rivers State
Our attention has been drawn to an article of lies being bandied around by one Simeon Nwakaudu, a Special Assistant to the Governor of Rivers State on Electronic Media and also the owner and publisher of ScanNews (www.scannewsnigeria.com) claiming that Mr. Deji Adeyanju was commissioned with N50 million by ex-Rivers State Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to spread deliberate falsehood on Rivers State.
Our attention has also been drawn to another story published on scanNews, this time a resounding of the N50 million Naira commission allegation on Mr Deji Adeyanju by Mr Oraye St Franklin, an aide to the Rivers State Governor on New Media.
We wish to CHALLENGE Mr Simeon Nwakaudu and Oraye St Frankiln to bring up evidence on any such meeting with Chibuike Amaechi and any N50 million Naira being given.
In the last few days, Mr Adeyanju has been highly critical of the Rivers State Governor on his social media pages over the high spate of insecurity in Rivers state and he has come under expected criticism by the aides of the Governor.
Nigerians will not be surprised by the false allegations of the aides as Mr Adeyanju has been highly critical of both the APC and the PDP.
You would recall that during the Resume or Resign protests (#ResumeorResign), he was also alleged to have been sponsored by the PDP and the likes of Governor Wike.
Mr Adeyanju remains undeterred and will continue to speak truth to power no matter whose ox is gored,” the statement concluded.