Rivers Saga: I Want To Be Politically Relevant, Maintain Political Structure – Wike

Rivers Saga: I Want To Be Politically Relevant, Maintain Political Structure – Wike
  • PublishedNovember 1, 2023

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday said he will not allow anyone to cut him from politics in Rivers State.

The former Rivers governor was speaking on the ongoing tussle between him and the current Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

Wike while receiving South-South leaders at his office, emphasised the importance of holding his base to maintain his political relevance, adding that once he loses his base as a politician, he has lost his relevance politically.

He however warned that no amount of calumny levelled against him would make him lose sleep, adding that the right thing must be done.

He said, “All of us want to be politically relevant; all of us want to maintain our political structure.

“Is it not your political structure? Will you allow anybody to just cut you out immediately? Everybody has a base. If you take my base, am I not politically irrelevant?”

Wike noted that internal wranglings are common in politics and will be settled using the party’s mechanisms.

“In politics, there are a lot of internal wrangling.

“But to come out and say ‘Oh they want to do this against me, it will not work.’ I had every power then to say where this thing is going. So, when things are wrong, you ask questions. It is a party affair. The party knows how they resolve their own mechanism, it is not an ethnic affair.

“Our party is coming to it, that is what I will say. Every politician has his own interest,” the former governor added.

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