You must understand Nigerian politics to move forward – Wike tells APC leaders


Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Barrister Ezenwo
Nyesom Wike, has called on Nigerians to give their support to President Bola
Ahmed Tinubu, irrespective of their political party affiliations.


The FCT Minister made the call when leaders of the Rivers
State All Progressives Congress (APC), led by the National Chairman, South
South, Chief Victor Giadom, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja on
Thursday, October 26, 2023.


According to the FCT Minister, members of the Nigerian State
must know and understand that the time has come to collectively work for the
interest of the country, with the elections now over and the emergence of the


He said that President Tinubu has proven that he has the
capacity and political will to bring about positive transformation in the
country and thus deserves the support of every Nigerian.


Wike said, “Mr. President, having emerged, is not a
president of APC. He is the president of all Nigerians”.


Speaking on the need for unity among Rivers State
politicians, irrespective party affiliations, the Minister urged them to put
aside their individual interests and work for the collective interest of the
State by supporting President Tinubu’s administration


He said, “For our state, time has also come that we must
understand the politics of the country in order to move forward. So many States
have benefited from it; we must also not lose out.


“We must understand that a party is a vehicle that takes you
to a place. But once you get to where you are going, you come out from the


“The interest of Rivers State is key. It’s not in your
interest, particularly. It’s in the interest of our state. What will benefit
our state is what we must always protect.”


Wike also used the occasion to reassure that the FCT
administration will be fair to all Nigerians, including members of Rivers


He said, “I’m not going to discriminate. I’m here for
Nigerians. I’m here for those who are members of political parties and those
who are not members of any political parties.


“If you have problems, let me know. Don’t say you are APC;
don’t say you are PDP. The benefits that other people get in Abuja, let me
know. I’m not a politician of self. I’m a politician of all of us.”



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