December 25 2023

“You’re stupid!” Wike attacks Rivers elders for siding Fubara, attacking Tinubu

Nyesom Wike, Minister of Federal Capital Territory and immediate past governor of Rivers State, has attacked Rivers elders and they are stupid for siding with governor Fubara and attacking Tinubu

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory and immediate governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has taken a serious swipe at elders of Rivers for wading into the unfolding crisis in Rivers without “knowing the root cause.”

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He said that the elders are selfish, that they are pushing propaganda against him, while he took time to detail his own defense in the matter.

Wike was speaking on Sunday during a thanksgiving ceremony and marriage anniversary of Dr Des George-Kelly, the immediate past Rivers State Commissioner for Works, at the Kings’ Assembly in Port Harcourt.

This was the first time Wike was making public comments about his fight with Fubara since President Bola Tinubu intervened.

“Let me tell the church, you know blackmail is the easiest thing. So many of you may believe what is going on; so many of you may also follow on the road without knowing where you are heading.

“If I were you, sit down and ask myself: can this be true? But just because we are no longer in power you may want to believe everything they have said. Power and money, if you are not careful, can destroy you. It can also make, depending on how you handle it,” he said.

Insinuating that Governor Fubara has broken certain rules of engagement, the FCT Minister said Governor Fubara is obviously being deceived by some selfish elders.

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He cited an instance of how he stumbled upon but conquered same selfish circle during his days as governor of Rivers State.

“Don’t get involved in any fight between two politicians without knowing the root cause.

“In any facet of life, there are rules and they must be obeyed. As a pastor, there are rules you must follow. So also, as politicians, we must follow rules.

“While I was governor I followed those rules, and that’s why I was able to succeed.

“When I was running for governor, I was invited (and told) that some elders wanted to see me. When I got there, I saw only two people; just two of them constituted themselves as elders over the whole state.

“They said the elders of the state had decided that I should not contest the election. I said it must be a joke. Now they’ve come back again as elders,” he said.

Wike and Fubara fell apart in quest for control of the State’s political structures, the structures Wike has insisted he built and nurtured.

The friction has since snowballed into a major crisis, culminating in bombing of a section of the State House of Assembly; defecting of 27 Assembly members; resignation of many Commissioners in Fubara’s cabinet; intervention of President Tinubu; multiple protests in Port Harcourt, the State capital.


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Posted December 25, 2023 by profW in category "Politics +

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