The Federal Government has reacted to the assassination allegation leveled by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state against the All Progressives Co
The Federal Government has reacted to the assassination allegation leveled by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state against the All Progressives Congress (APC) -led federal government. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed told the governor to thank his stars that he enjoys immunity from prosecution and arrest.
Governor Wike had disclosed that the Federal Government is plotting to assassinate him and describe his death as accidental discharge.
He said 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.