Mazi Afam Osigwe SAN has denied making a statement which purportedly took a swipe at the three NBA Presidential Candidate and which allegedly endorsed Arthur Obi Okafor SAN as his preferred candidate for the forthcoming election. In a statement by Mazi, he stated that falsehood and propaganda will not give anyone NBA Presidency.
“My attention has been drawn to a false statement being shared by supporters of Arthur Obi Okafor SAN, purportedly accusing Paul Usoro SAN or bribing judges as well as accusing Prof Ernest Ojukwu SAN of being a hypocrite and ending up suggesting I have endorsed him for the NBA Presidency.
I did not make the statement and will never make it. Arthur Obi Okafor SAN and his supporters know I will never support or recommend him to any voter.
I advise them to cease and desist from spreading the concocted statement which had been fraudulently credited to me. I reiterate I neither wrote nor EVER made the statement.
I advise that people should be honest and focused in the electoral campaign. It is very dishonourable for any person to fabricate a statement and attribute it to me or any other person. If AOOSAN campaign group wishes to say it, it should be bold enough to do so. Using my name to spread false statements will NEVER advance their cause.
If they do not cease and desist , I’ll take appropriate steps against them and any other persons who take part in spreading the falsehood. Desperation is never the hallmark of leadership, rather it shows absence of entitlement to leadership position.
Elections are never won though propaganda and falsehood.
Stick to issues and leave me out of your gutter politics.”
The post which was purportedly attributed to Mazi and which he is refuting reads:
When you are left with a senior lawyer who bribes Judges and who thought he could rig NBA elections with the help of CHAMS; a hypocritical teacher who is nothing but a pretender; a backstabber who was the architect behind your disqualification, I would rather go for the backstabbing architect, surprising as it may seem. He appears to me like the lesser of the three evils.