Social media was earlier awash with reports that the Imo state Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Samuel Ohiri had been sacked by governor Rochas Okorocha.

The move was condemned as the governor again came under severe criticism after erecting a statue of South Africa president Jacob Zuma.

But the governor has denied sacking the traditional ruler.

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“How can I sack a top government official on the pages of newspapers?

“I have not sacked Eze Ohiri and now that it is clear to both rumour mongers and the general public, it is left for them to say their source of information,” he said.

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