Katsina State Governor Ibrahim Shema has stated that he was quoted out of context in a recent news report making the round wherein he was said to have likened the opposition to cockroaches meant to be crushed.
Shema, in a statement by his Director of Press, Alhaji Lawal Matazu, said the content of the video was distorted to suggest that he abhors illegality.
Matazu said, “This is completely untrue and Governor Shema hereby emphatically
reject the insinuation that was injected into the context of his address at the occasion.
“The content of the video, which was about the need for the delegates not to allow themselves to be intimidated or harassed was completely taken out of context and distorted.”
The statement noted that the governor has always been against any form of violence and hence could not have asked anyone to engage in it under whatever guise.
The statement further quoted Shema as urging all those who may “have been misinformed by the distortion of the media report about his decontextualised speech to disregard the impression created by the report”.