Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prof. Placid Njoku, on Thursday dismissed speculations making the round on social media that he had resigned from office.
This was contained in a statement by Njoku's Chief Press Secretary, Ozioma Ukwuoma in Owerri.
Njoku described the reports as baseless and urged Imo residents and the general public to disregard it.
"My attention has been drawn to the fake news circulating in the social media purporting that the deputy governor of Imo, Prof. Placid Njoku has resigned.
"While it remains our practice to ignore such baseless stories, the need to put the truth out to concerned Imo citizens has necessitated this rebuttal.
"This story has no iota of truth in it but is a mere figment of the imaginations of those working against the government and people of Imo State.
"Prof. Njoku enjoys a robust working relationship with his boss, Gov. Hope Uzodimma, and indeed with every member of the state executive council, including members of the state legislature,'' he said.