ImoRivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has swore that he never call his Imo State Counterpart, Governor Hope Uzodinma an international fraudster as was featured in some social media.
Social Media reports had quoted Governor Wike as alleging that Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State is an international fraudster, saying: “when governors are talking, Hope Uzodinma shouldn’t talk because he is an internationally recognized fraudster who stole a mandate that does not belong to him through the help of his APC cabals and tomorrow if democratically elected governors are talking, someone declared governor through the back door will come out and talk too.”
Governor Wike, through his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, in a statement today, July 10, said that the comments ascribed to him are false, and fabricated by desperate people.
“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.”