Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communication has refuted an online publication stating that he announced that Local Government Council Elections would hold in the State next month.
In a statement released from the office of the Hon Commissioner and signed by the Director, New Media, Mr Ebenezer Adurodija, the Commissioner said the news published by an online publication (Opera News) is not only false but outrightly fake.
The statement stated further that at no time did the Hon Commissioner make such statement, pointing out that it is not the duty of the Executive to make preparations for nor organise elections.
It stressed that it is statutory responsibility of the State Independent Election Commission to carry out such exercise and set date for Local Government Elections as enshrined in the relevant extant laws of the State.
The statement, therefore, call on the general public to discountenance the said publication, stressing that the publication is outrightly falsehood and a figment of the author`s imaginations.