SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER 09 – The Governor of Rivers, Nyesome Wike on Sunday said he has nothing against Islam or any faith. He also again, denied demolishing the Trans-Amadi mosque in Port Harcourt.
Wike made the remarks while showing the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi the site of the mosque he was accused of demolishing in Port Harcourt.
A statement issued by NGF’s Head of Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo in Abuja, said that Fayemi was in Port-Hacourt to verify the true situation about the issue.
Wike claimed that there was no mosque at the site, but a sewage line.
“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,” he said.
Wike appreciated the NGF Chairman, who was accompanied by the Director General of the Forum, Mr Asishana Okauru, for taking time to visit and 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.
According to the NGF statement, “those who yelled about the demolition were being plain mischievous.”
It said “there was nothing there to show that a mosque ever existed on the site.”