Nigeria: Wike Didn't Disparage Uzodimma, Says Rivers Govt

13 July 2020

The Rivers State Government has distanced Governor Nyesom Wike from comments against his Imo State counterpart, Senator Hope Uzodimma, on the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.

The state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Paulinus Nsirim, at the weekend, said a viral statement titled, "Wike's reply to Uzodimma," 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 Uzodimma.

"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 Wike.

"Members of the public are hereby advised to discountenance all the information contained in the said publication as they did not emanate from Wike."

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