Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Monday, visited the location of the alleged mosque which has been in the news over its demolishing by the state government.
He has subsequently issued a statement.
In a tweet thread shared via his official twitter account, the governor cleared the air on the the true state of the mosque.
”I have received calls from several prominent Nigerians on the fake news being circulated online. I have come here with Reporters and you can see there was no Mosque here.
”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.
”Some persons came here to erect illegal structure. There was no approval from the State Government for any structure to be erected here.
Continuing he says, ”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.
He further went ahead to state that several other mosques constructed on the approval of the State Government exist across Port Harcourt and other major towns of Rivers State which the State Government hasn’t demolished further stating that the government gave them notice not to do anything on the land but that they went ahead with the illegal foundation and the relevant government agency promptly stopped them.
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