FORMER Rivers State Governor, Dr. Peter Otunaya Odili, has distanced himself from a purported “Democracy Heroes In Africa Award” being circulated in some sections of the online media in which the ex-governor was listed as one of the prospective recipients.
The said award is being promoted by “Vivian Iam Glamour Magazine.”
The former governor made his position known in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, where he stated emphatically that he never consented to the award; neither does he know anything about the said democracy award.
“The attention of Dr. Peter Odili has been drawn to a news item posted in some online news media, in which he was listed as one of the prospective recipients of DEMOCRACY HEROES IN AFRICA AWARD, promoted by Vivian Iam Glamour Magazine. “Whilst not averse to the freedom or right of anyone or group of people honouring whosoever they deem fit, Dr. Odili dissociates himself from such an award, as he knows nothing about the award. “For emphasis, he was neither consulted nor his consent sought or given.
“He wishes other purported recipients well and congratulates them,” the statement read.