Reacting to the news circulating on several media houses and social media that the Rivers state governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike demolished a mosque in the state, the governor has come out to clear his name, saying it was all fake news.
While briefing news men on Monday afternoon, Wike said;
Some persons came here to erect illegal structure. There was no approval from the State Government for any structure to be erected here.
The persons who started the foundation had already dragged the State Government to court on the disputed land. The Rivers State Government won the case. What they attempted to do was to start the illegal construction to tie the hands of the State Government.
The Muslim Community in Rivers State should show me where a Mosque was demolished in the State. Do not to allow yourselves to be used by politicians to peddle false stories against the Rivers State Government.
The State Government operates within the rule of law. The State Government will not be distracted by the illegal circulation of fake reports.