NON-EXISTENT MOSQUE DEMOLITION
….Mayor Of Portharcourt City Emphatically states that no mosque existed on the land
As the controversy ranges about a mosque situated in Rainbow Town,Trans Amadi,Portharcourt City that was allegedly demolished by the Rivers State Government.
Mayor of Portharcourt City Hon Victor Ihunwo JP has stated categorically that no mosque existed on the said land,but may have existed in the minds of some rumuor mongers and naysayers that will do everything at all cost to tarnish the image of the Administration of Gov Nyesom Wike.
Hon Victor Ihunwo JP speaking through his press office stated that as Mayor of Portharcourt City,he is in the best position to state the true ownership about any piece of land in the city.
He said at no time was any mosque erected on the said land and no previous record at his disposal has contravened his submission.
He said what he knows is the fact that Muslim worshippers converges on the open land to pray weekly,but no single structure has ever been erected on the land.
Hon Ihunwo said that since 2015,there are those who have done everything humanly possible to pull down the Administration of Gov Wike,he is not surprised by this their useless and baseless claim just to incite the Muslim community in the state against the Government.
Records available to The Mayor indicates that issues bothering on the said land predated the Administration of Gov Wike but have been resolved by a court judgment in a suit between those that claim to be trustees of Trans Amadi Mosque and The Rivers State Government.
The Court ruled that The Trustees of The Trans Amadi Mosque has no approval to build on the land and as such The Rivers State Government has exclusive right over the piece of land,the judgment is still subsisting pending any appeal.
Sometime in 2008 some religious houses,both christains and Muslims alike, took possession of the large expanse of land and started erecting structures,The Rotimi Amaechi led Government in the state demolished all structures on the land, there was no hue and cry,he wonders why all these lies today, even by some so called respected citizens in the country.
After the 2019 election, Gov Wike extended the olive branch to political actors in the state,he has equally backed his statements with actions.It is therefore expected that those always fanning the embers of hate should either embrace peace or leave the state for good.
They can wait till 2023 to once again renew their mischief which we all know will end as all previous ones ended.
Our sincere Muslim brothers know better,they cannot be fooled by the propaganda, lies and deceit of these enemies of a progressive Rivers State.
Hon Victor Ihunwo stands boldly with the Governor Of Rivers State to say Rivers State is a Christian state with no apology…
(Chief Press Secretary To The Mayor)
3rd September 2019