“This is a big lie by evil people”, Chris Finebone, Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications said Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Finebone was reacting to a fake report on social media which claimed that the son of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has been killed in the United States.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Gov. Nyesom Wike has no son or child in the US”, the Rivers State Government statement said.
The statement further revealed, “By the special grace of God, the governor’s children are safe and doing well where they are.”
The actual identity of the original author of the fake report which quickly went viral is not yet known.
Wike who stoutly defends what he clearly defines as the mainstream interest of the Rivers people appears to have stumbled on a number of enemies.
These enemies believe that his principled stance on national issues could have robbed them of critical opportunities and hurt their permanent interests.
Apparently, what is playing out on the Rivers and national stage is strictly political. Many here agree with this line of thinking.
“The stakes are high and Wike has become a kind of stumbling bloc to those who want to have their way with everything”, a Port Harcourt resident told this publication.
“These people are so desperate, so blood thirsty that they are willing to put an innocent child in harm’s way”, a middle aged woman noted, “I am a mother and a wife and what these people are saying or planning to do is not proper.
The fake report under reference is coming on the heels of a petition against Governor Wike signed by thousands of persons masquerading as activists but who may in the long run be associated with political intetests.
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