Former Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon Victor Giadom, has denied a twitter comment that was attributed to him on the alleged police siege on Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Edo state
A twitter handle, purportedly owned by Giadom was reported to have condemned the said police take over of the hotel where Governor Wike was said to have lodged ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state
In the said tweet, on a handle, which was reported by an online news medium @nigerianNewsdesk, the former Acting national chairman was purported to have condemned the alleged siege on a hotel where the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and other PDP chieftains were lodging.
Giadom was reported to have stated via his twitter handle, @_victorgiadom that, “stopping a sitting @GovWike that has immunity to move freely till at least 11:59pm yesterday should be seen as an infringement on the constitution and could be seen as a treasonable act. I am an @officialAPCNG chieftain and I won’t be part of illegality,”.
However denying the report, Hon Giadom said the tweet did not emanate from him and should be disregarded by the public. Writing on his authentic Twitter account @victorTGiadom, the former Acting chairman said, “my agtention has been drawn to a tweet purportedly to have emanated from me. Please note that this account is impersonating my person and all tweets from this account @_victorgiadom should be disregarded. This account and tweet is intended to cause mischief and should be disregarded by the public,” he said.
The former Acting National Chairman charged politicians and their supporters to apply dignity in playing politics as maligning an individual could not be said to be part of good politics.
It would be recalled that the governor of Rivers State and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Edo State governorship campaign council, Nyesom Wike was on Friday night alleged to have been held hostage by the Nigeria Police in his hotel in Edo State.
Wike, who was in Edo State for the governorship election that held yesterday was allegedly in prevented from moving out of his hotel.
Reports had it that the Police had asked him to leave Edo State before the decision to keep him off from moving around.