By Kalada Jumbo
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has denied an online statement that has gone viral, in which Rivers State Governor Hope Uzodinma wasreferred to as a Supreme Court governor who should shut up when democratically elected governors are talking.
A statement signed by Rivers State Information and Communication Commissioner Paulinus Nsirim said Governor Wike’s reply to Governor Uzodinma was concocted.
He said: “The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn to the news circulating in the Social Media that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State denigrated his Imo State counterpart, Governor Hope Uzodinma.
“The purveyors of the deliberate falsehood alleged that Governor Wike replied Governor Uzodinma over a recent statement where he allegedly boasted that “the All Progressives Congress (APC) will teach the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Wike how to conduct a transparent election in the forthcoming Edo State gubernatorial election.”
“The concocted story only existed in the imagination of the authors and so there was also no disparaging comment by Governor Wike.
“Members of the public are hereby advised to discountenance all the information contained in the said publication as they did not emanate from Governor Wike.”