SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER 01 – Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has vowed to institute legal action against Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over the alleged demolition of Rainbow Town Central Mosque located at Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt.
Reports had circulated on August 26 on social media about the demolition which was alleged to have happened on August 20.
Ganduje, in a statement by his chief press secretary, Abba Anwar, described the “sad story of Mosque demolition in Rivers state as shocking and promised that necessary lawful action must be taken over the happening.”
The statement said Ganduje would institute “legal action against this demolition of the Mosque as well contest it with appropriate authorities for redress.”
Mr Anwar quoted the governor saying: “We received this information with high degree of shock. And I am assuring the general public that, all necessary action against this demolition will be taken through appropriate authorities.”
He, therefore, called on the public to remain calm and peaceful, as they were enjoined to and go about their normal businesses.
Ganduje said: “As government, we have started touching appropriate quarters against the demolition.
“Kano State is known for peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians, we should, therefore, improve on that and remain calm and peaceful. People should live peacefully with one another.”
Wike had denied reports of the demolition after taking journalists on a tour of the location on August 26.
He said the false report was planted by mischief makers to create disaffection.