THE Government on called on journalist Alfred Sasako to refrain from spreading what it described as “false rumours”.
In a statement, the government said:
“The fabricated information penned by Mr Sasako (and published by the Island Sun newspaper) is intended to create division, confusion and animosity amongst Government and the general public.”
It highlighted that Mr Sasako’s article dated Monday 19th February 2018 is not only misleading but also contains factual errors.
“It is a reflection of the quality of Journalism practiced by him.”
“The Government also wishes to assure the citizens of this country that the 2018 budget preparations are progressing well and will be passed according to the programs and plans of the government.
“The SIDCCG assures the public that contrary to what was published by Sasako, the Prime Minister has the full support of all members of the parties in the Coalition including the Deputy Prime Minister.
“The SIDCCG calls on the general public to ignore the self-centred rants of Mr Sasako,” it said.
“At a time when nation building is a priority, Mr Sasako wants to create division,” the statement added.
“It seems the agenda of Mr Sasako is to drive a wedge between the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister.
“Furthermore, Mr Sasako for reasons only known to him, seems to be disgruntled with the Kadere Party as most of Mr Sasako’s unsubstantiated press releases are designed to bring disrepute to Kadere Party,” the statement added.