Alhaji Abdu Labaran, Director-General of Media to Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has said that his boss never said anything to imply a vote of no confidence on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba.
In a statement in Katsina today, September 3, Abdu Labaran stressed that there was no place where the governor made any statement reflecting vote of no confidence during the visit of the police boss on him.
“I believe most of you were around during the IGP’s visit, you can bear witness that there was no such statement by the governor.
“In our investigation, we have come to understand that the Correspondent of the medium in the State did not send such a story to them.
“To our greatest surprise, the medium on Friday published the story with a leading headline that “Masari passes vote of no confidence on the IGP.
“In fact, the governor, during the visit, even sympathized with the police.
“As you are all aware, the IGP was here in Katsina, and during the visit, had visited the governor. There was no time or place when Gov. Masari said something like what was reported.
“Therefore, I wish to tell you that the medium had lied, it was a blatant lie they published, and we are highly disappointed,” he said.
According to Abdy Labaran, the state government is still waiting for response from the medium before knowing what action to take.
This was even as the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the State, Gambo Isah, described the publication as mischievous and an attempt to put the image of the Police into disrepute.
“The Command urges members of the public to discountenance the fake news, as the Force would not be distracted by such acts.”