Minister of foreign affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama has debunked reports that he declined requests by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to blackmail the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the United States.
Reports that Onyema was suspended from the party for refusing to blackmail Obi emerged on social media recently.
However, a statement by the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca Omayuli, described the allegations as mischievous.
Omayuli urged Nigerians to disregard the reports, claiming it has no iota of truth in it.
“The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to a story circulating on social media that the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama, has been suspended by his party, the All Progressives Congress because as alleged, ‘he was sent to the United States to blackmail Peter Obi, and he declined the request’.
“The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs states that there is no iota of truth to the mischievous allegations.”