Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the outgoing governor of Rivers State, has refuted social media rumours that he and Siminalaye Fubara, the incoming governor, had a falling out.
Social media was buzzing with reports of a confrontation between the governor and the governor-elect after the latter decided to invite Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, and other party leaders to his inauguration without the former’s permission.
But, speaking on Wednesday during the commissioning of the 250-bed Pamo University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital in Iriebe, Port Harcourt, Wike described the rumour as “baseless.”
Let me state it here that we are not quarreling. People have been peddling the rumour that we (the governor-elect and myself) are quarreling; instead of them to be happy about the good works we are doing for the state.
Wike used the occasion to announce the donation of sum of N500million for the smooth take-off of the hospital, saying that Rivers indigenes, who have benefited from the state government’s scholarship will have to work for the state for a number of years.
The governor said;
We will support you with the sum of N500million to continue with the good work you are doing.