The All Progressives Congress (APC)-affiliated North Central APC Forum has issued a warning to Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to avoid doing anything that might hurt the party’s standing or the North Central area.
After an urgent meeting to evaluate the election tribunal rulings and the progress of the APC, Forum Chairman Alhaji Saleh Mandung Zazzaga made this public in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.
He stressed the importance of everyone pitching in to secure the party’s success in any level of court.
“Reports reaching us suggest that some appointive office holders like Wike are still playing double games,” he said, referring to the fact that Wike is a member of the APC by appointment but continues to identify with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
We have learned that he continues to support the PDP in their many endeavors and actions, most notably in the post-election cases that have been brought before the courts.
If Wike continues to hide his true political affiliation, the APC would not hesitate to take legal action against him and other measures to stop him from doing anything that could be seen as harmful to the party’s interests.
For someone in Wike’s position, he said, “he (Wike) should come out strong and be seen to be supporting and strategizing for victory for the candidates of the APC in the courts, at least in the North-Central Region, under which the FCT falls.” Wike is a lawyer and is known for fighting political-legal battles with tenacity, starting in Rivers State.
Zazzaga also warned Wike not to use his position as FCT Minister to plot a 2027 presidential run, as has been suggested by some.
He insisted that the forum would keep an eye on him to make sure he is fully committed to Nigeria, the APC, and President Bola Tinubu before resorting to any self-serving strategies.
The Chairman cautioned Wike against taking any drastic measures in the FCT, such as demolishing buildings or revoking land rights, because these actions would have a disproportionately bad impact on the North Central region.
He emphasized that the region is already facing numerous difficulties, including security concerns, and that more complications should be avoided.
He pleaded with the APC’s top officials, backers, and members to back candidates who took issues arising from the election to court.
It was his hope that with the help of the Nigerian people, Tinubu, George Akume (the Secretary to the Government of the Federation), and the other ministries and appointees would be able to fulfill their duties effectively and bring the benefits of democracy to the country.
Support InfoStride News' Credible Journalism: Only credible journalism can guarantee a fair, accountable and transparent society, including democracy and government. It involves a lot of efforts and money. We need your support. Click here to Donate