Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has revealed why he took the coronavirus vaccine in private after being accused of not taking the vaccine.
The governor disclosed taking the vaccine when 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 on Saturday.
Wike said: “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 I 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.
“Nigerian 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.”
Wike, however, warned that the State would not hesitate to dissolve the tribunal if federal authorities attempted to influence outcome of any given case before the tribunal.
He also revealed that due to the resumption of international flights at the Port Harcourt Airport, the State government will cancel the tribunal set up to prosecute violators of COVID-19 protocol if federal authorities try to influence outcome of cases.