FIDA NIGERIA REFUTES SMEAR CAMPAIGN ALLEGATIONS IN DELTA STATE
The attention of FIDA Nigeria has been drawn to a statement issued by Ken Orusi, Media Assistant to Olorogun Barr. Kenneth Gbagi, published in NDM News Xclusive on 14th April 2021 alleging sponsorship of FIDA Delta to carry out protests, hold rallies and mislead the public through smear campaigns targeted against the Gubernatorial Aspirant in Delta State, Olorogun Barr. Kenneth Gbagi.
We state categorically that FIDA is an honourable non-political NGO with set standards, values, systems and processes and cannot engage in any dishonourable conduct nor be drawn into the political antics playing out in Delta State
We have not been sponsored to engage in any smear campaign against anyone, nor paid to carry out any dishonourable act. As professionals, we abhor such conduct and refute all these allegations asking for the strictest proof.
The correct facts are that FIDA Delta is engaged in ensuring that justice is secured for the harassed, violated staff of the said Olorogun and the legal matter being in court is subjudice.
We urge all key persons handling the different aspects of this matter not to be distracted by the allegations and innuendos but to carry out their professional duties to the best of their abilities
We demand a retraction of this statement and a published apology to FIDA as there is no merit to this.
We believe that the maker of the statement is aware of the consequences of his action.
Signed for FIDA Nigeria:
Rhoda Prevail Tyoden
Country Vice President/National President
National publicity secretary