- The federal government has told Governor Wike to thank his stars for enjoying immunity
- Lai Mohammed who disclosed this said if not that, the governor would have been answering questions from law enforcement agents over his allegation
- Wike had recently alleged that the federal government is planning to assassinate him
Reacting to the assassination allegation leveled by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state against the All Progressives Congress (APC) -led federal government, the FG has told the governor to thank his stars that he enjoys immunity from prosecution.
Leadership reports that the governor had disclosed this during a thanksgiving service to mark the third year anniversary of his administration held at Living Faith Church in D-Line, Port Harcourt.
“Intelligence report available to us as this morning indicate that they are plotting to assassinate me in a crowd and claim it was accidental discharge.”
The federal government reacted to the allegation through minister of information, Lai Mohammed who denied it while speaking to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, May 23.
The minister said immunity was the reason Governor Wike was not already answering questions on this allegation.
“As to the question about the allegation by the governor of Rivers that he has information that he will be assassinated by the federal government in a crowd.
“I think one of the beauty of being a governor is that you enjoy immunity from prosecution and arrest. Because, I remember a couple of years ago when I made similar allegations I was invited to Force Headquarters,” he was quoted to have said.
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NAIJ.com had reported that governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, alleged that there are plans to assassinate him in a crowd and claim accidental discharge.
The governor while speaking at the third year anniversary thanksgiving service of his administration at the Living Faith Church in Port Harcourt on Sunday, May 20, said there are intelligence reports available to support his claims.
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