The Onu Political Organisation (TOPO) has urged residents of Abakaliki and the public to disregard news making the rounds that Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has been appointed as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The group which spoke through its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Egwu Chima, told newsmen in Abakaliki on Saturday, said it was shocked by the news on social media that Onu, the immediate past Minister of Science and Technology, had been appointed SGF by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Chief Chima the rumour was unfounded, mischievous and had no iota of truth.
“First and foremost, the organisation believes that Onu is qualified to be appointed into any political position in Nigeria.
“But the mode of the news and the mode of the announcement of the appointment is one which organisations like ours must question and we questioned it.
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“Personally, I have been with Onu as his Personal Assistant when he was Governor of Abia State and I have remained with him so, I know him as a very calm character
“Onu is a very easy going character and is not somebody who speculates; he is not somebody who allows ambition to rule his life.
“He is not somebody who dwells on the realm of speculations and he is not a person who jumps the gun to assume things.
“What we are saying is that neither the political organisation nor any member of the organisation has heard any hint from him that something like that will be coming our way”, Chima said.