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Ibim Semenitari Distances Self From Disparaging Statement Against Accord Party’s Guber Candidate In Rivers State, Dumo Lulu-Briggs

Director of New Media, PDP Campaign Council for Rivers State Governorship Election and former Commissioner for Information, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari has dissociated herself from a widely circulated malicious story credited to her against Dumo Lulu-Briggs, governorship candidate of the Accord Party, in the Rivers State.

This statement comes on the heel of a maligning editorial labeling Lulu-Briggs as a serial gambler, who is not fit to be governor of Rivers State.

Semenitari, in a statement made available to the press, and signed by her, advised the public to disregard such mischief of a publication, stating that Lulu-Briggs is someone with whom she shares history, regardless of difference in their political ideologies.

Her statement reads in part,

“My phone has been inundated with calls. I do not write maliciously. Never have and never will. I also do not want to repeat a matter that libels or labels anyone because anyone in communication knows that this will keep the matter on the front burner. I will not do that to someone I do not know not to mention a person with whom I share history. I would have been silent but that may send the wrong signals,” she noted.

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While expressing shock over the false publication attributed to her, Semenitari further noted that regardless of her preference for candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Siminalayi Fubara in the coming governorship election, she however, believes every candidate reserves rights to contest and vote in a democracy.

“I have the utmost regard for everyone in the race. I have my preferences but believe in the right of every candidate to be respected. I will not malign anyone. It is pointless. We are one people and will continue to engage in this same space, “Semenitari submitted.

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