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I Didn’t Refuse Coronavirus Vaccine – Wike

Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has come out to confirm that he has taken the COVID-19 vaccine.

He recently revealed this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, after the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 delegation led by the National Incident Manager, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

According to him, rumors saying he refused to take the vaccine are very false, and it is obviously the handiwork of people trying to play politics with the situation.

Wike added that he took the vaccine in the Government House Clinic quietly because he didn’t feel the need to announce it.

His words, “Some people said that I did not take my vaccine. I did, but am not into public show. Taking vaccine is not undertaking any project for anybody to see that you have taken vaccine. It has turned to politics. Assuming what am taking is not the vaccine? Yes, I can pretend and then they will put it on the news that I have taken the vaccine.”

“Nigeria likes to play politics in everything. They will call the press, Governor this has taken, Governor that has taken. But let them not tell you that I have not taken. I did my own in the Government House Clinic quietly. So I don’t need to begin to announce it to the world.”

“We are not people who collect money from the Task Force and divert it. We are not a party to that. We are ready to give account any day, anytime because that money is public fund.”

“Rivers State is one of the states that has been consistent in terms of testing. Many of the States that started testing have fallen back and we see different projections. They will test this week, next week they will go down, but Rivers have been very consistent in terms of testing.”

“As of last week, Rivers has tested about 140,000 persons. You have diagnosed almost 7,000 cases of COVID-19 and the good thing is that over 92 percent of those who were COVID-19 positive have all recovered from the illness.”


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