The Ministry of Information said Monday that a fresh statement disseminated by social media platforms and falsely attributed to Minister George Kordahi regarding his resignation from the government is totally fabricated and baseless.
“Electronic sites and social media means persist in posting fabricated statements and attributing them to Information Minister George Kordahi. Most recent of such statements is what has been published today and claimed to be addressed from the Minister to Prime Minister Najib Mikati in objection to attempts to force him to resign,” the Ministry of Information said in a statement.
“The alleged statement, which bears the Information Minister’s falsified signature, includes claims that investigations have found that some employees leaked confidential letters and decisions made by the Minister to manage the media means crisis, that the Ministry will punish employees whose involvement is proven, and that the Minister has decided to restructure the Ministry of Information,” it added.
“The aforementioned statement is completely fabricated and baseless,” it stressed, adding that any statement attributed to the Minister is invalid unless issued by the National News Agency or the Ministry of Information.