The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh has vehemently refuted the allegations that he was forced by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to retire as the People’s Democratic Party Chairman some years back describing it as wicked lies.
There has been recent trending story in the social media, on how the minister was forced to resign as PDP Chairman, but Ogbeh said the report is a “trash fit for the dust bin”.
In a press statement on Tuesday signed by the Director, Media to the Minister, Mr. Tolu Makinde, he described the social media narrative as a product of fertile imagination of those who concocted the story at the festering manner that falsehood and wicked lies are being peddled in the social media with recklessness.
“My attention has been drawn to some publications in the fake news industry alleging that I issued a statement on why I was forced to resign at gunpoint as Chairman PDP. This is totally false and a bunch of lies and I feel sorry for these merchants of falsehood who relish in inventing lies which they dish to the public,” said the statement.