Governor Wike Speaks On His Stand About Islam

Wike claimed that the site where the mosque was reportedly located was a sewage dump area.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he has nothing against
Islam or any faith amidst storm over the reported demolition of
Trans-Amadi Central Mosque in Port Harcourt.
 
Wike said this on Sunday while showing the chairman of the Nigeria
Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, the site of the mosque he was
accused of demolishing.
 
Fayemi, according to a statement by his spokesman, Abdulrazaque
Bello-Barkindo, was in Port Harcourt to verify the true situation of the
matter.
 
Wike claimed that the site where the mosque was reportedly located was a sewage dump area.
 
He said: “I have nothing against Islam or any faith for that
matter. As you can see there was never a mosque on this ground instead
it is a sewage site which has been in contention between the state
government and some groups because they want to develop on prohibited
land.”

 
Wike appreciated Fayemi, who was accompanied by the
Director-General of the forum, Asishana Okauru, for visiting to verify
the truth about the situation.
 
He also commended Fayemi’s leadership style which he described as
exemplary, noting that he did not join those who rushed to judgement on
the matter.
 
Wike said: “Those who yelled about the demolition were being
plain mischievous. There was nothing there to show that a mosque ever
existed on the site.”

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