I didn’t slap lawmaker, says Imo deputy gov
Chidiebube Okeoma , Owerri
The Deputy Governor of Imo State , Mr Gerald Irona, has denied slapping the lawmaker representing Ikeduru state constituency in the House of Assembly, Uche Ogbuagu.
Irona was alleged to have slapped Ogbuagu during a meeting at the Government House in Owerri .
However , in a statement by his media aide, Walter Duru, the deputy governor said there was no truth in the rumour .
The statement said that the rumour was peddled to paint the deputy governor in a bad image .
He accused the members of the opposition of being behind the rumour , adding that the deputy governor had no trait of violence in him .
The statement said , “Our attention has been drawn to a report trending on social media , alleging that the Deputy Governor of Imo State , Gerald Irona, slapped a lawmaker in Imo State .