Bar. Nyesom Wike, the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, recently sworn in as Minister of Federal Capital Territory- FCT, in President Bola Ahmed Tinubu government, is been called out since Saturday morning in various social media platforms over a comment allegedly associated to him discouraging suitors from paying bride price for single mothers.
The alleged statement made by Wike as seen by 9NewsNigeria on Rant HQ Extension blog reads:
“NA MUMU MAN DEY PAY BRÏDÊ PRICE FOR SÏNGLË MŌTHĒR.”
- Nyesom Wike🙆
The post which has gone viral and attracted over 1.8K comments on Rant HQ Extension blog as at Press time have over 80% persons abusing Wike, raining curses on him his family, his siblings and other who may buy into such school of thoughts.
As the traditional of viral posts are on the social media, many other bloggers have lifted the post and have given it a wide circulation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other apps.
Majority of comments made on all media platforms are not in support of what Wike said.
While some blame the admin of Rant HQ Extension for approving such a toxic post which many say will increase the rate of abortion in Nigeria and Africa, other called on the FCT minister to withdraw such comment and apologize to single mothers less his siblings and family members will be victim of what he has said.
Considering the weight and effect that such statement coming from a Nigerian leader may have on the society, some fans of the former Rivers State Governor are defending Wike with benefit of the doubt that he may not have made such statement.
Findings through multiple calls from 9NewsNigeria to confirm where and when the FCT minister made such statement could not point at any specific time and place as at Press time.