24th May 2024
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Accusing Gov. Wike of demolition of mosque is a storm in a tea – NGF Chairman

Accusing Gov. Wike of demolition of mosque is a storm in a tea – NGF Chairman

Lending his voice to bring to an end the purported demolished mosque in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, by Governor Nyesom Wike, the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said that there was no evidence that a building existed on a disputed land in Rainbow Town.

In a bid to bring the issue to an end, Governor Wike and his Ekiti State counterpart, Governor Fayemi had a joint assessment of the disputed land Sunday.

Rising from the inspection Governor Fayemi said, “With what I have seen, I cannot see any evidence of any building that has been demolished here. From what I have seen here, I think it is a storm in a tea cup,” the NGF chairman added.

It will be recalled that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was said to have allegedly demolished a Mosque on a disputed land. The controversial issue has remained in the media despite his explanation to that effect.

He said, “I received calls from several prominent Nigerians on the news being circulated online.
“It is most unfortunate that fickle-minded persons will claim that a mosque was demolished at this place, when no mosque existed here.
“The story was concocted by mischief makers to score cheap points.
“The truth is that people came here to erect illegal structures. 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.”

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