The youth wing of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU Youth) has debunked claims from some quarters that it nominated Kaduna based controversial social media enthusiast, Engineer Funom Kato for award in the social media influencer of the year category.
The group in a statement signed by it’s National Youth Public Relations Officer, Ernest Maidawa said the nomination certificate allegedly brandished by Kato is fake and photoshopped. It also accused Kato of discrediting her in numerous occasions.
The statement reads in full;
The attention of the leadership of the Youth Wing of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union has been drawn to a statement credited to Engr Funom Kato alleging to have been nominated by the Youth Wing for award in the social media influencers category.
The Youth Wing is not surprised by this action as previous antecedents aimed at discrediting SOKAPU by Mr Kato over the years are glaring.
It is important to state here in clear terms that Mr Funom Kato was never at any time nominated for award in any of the categories.
It is also important to state that the nomination certificate in circulation is completely fake and a Photoshop of the Original nomination certificates issued by SOKAPU Youth Wing.
We want to use this medium to appreciate all those who have called for clarifications and to draw our attention to this ugly development.
To this end we like to inform you all that preparations for the awards are in top gear and voting on going across categories let’s all endeavor to vote for our choice nominees.
Above all accept our assurance of Non-partisan, Non- partial and above Non-discriminatory commitments to a united and progressive Southern kaduna People’s Union.
Thank you and God bless.
Ernest Thyek Maidawa
National Youth PRO
(Chairman Awards Committee)