The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has reacted to his Kano State counterpart, Abdullahi Ganduje over plans to sue him on the demolition of a mosque, saying he is not a dollar bill which Ganduje can “pocket sheepishly and recklessly”.
Solacebase recalled that Abdullahi Ganduje had issued a statement through his Chief Press Secretary Abba Anwar on Friday with a threat to sue Nyesom Wike over the demolition of a mosque in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
Although the Rivers State governor, however, denied the allegation.
In a statement by Nyesom Wike’s Media Aide, Simeon Nwakaudu reads: “It beats my imagination that Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is still in the habit of making irresponsible comments about Rivers State. Up till now, Ganduje is yet to realise that Governor Wike is not dollars that he can pocket recklessly and sheepishly.
Solacebase reports that the dollars insinuated in the statement of Nyseom Wike refer to the $5m video bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in 2018.
The statement said, “I saw a statement released by Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. He said that he will sue Governor Wike over the falsehood that a Mosque was demolished in Port Harcourt. For the umpteenth time, no Mosque was demolished by Governor Wike. No Mosque was demolished by the Rivers State Government.
It added that, “The story was a fabrication by one Alhaji Tobacco. The fabrication was orchestrated by Daily Trust and The Nation Newspapers for obvious mischievous political reasons. These baseless press releases confirm the ugly plot.
“Several journalists and civil society groups have visited the disputed land and no traces of any Mosque were found at the location. Governor Wike personally led journalists to the disputed land and the world saw that no Mosque existed there,’’ said the statement.