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  • Updated: December 04, 2023

Tinubu made mistake appointing Wike as FCT minister - APC chieftain regrets

Tinubu made mistake appointing Wike as FCT minister - APC ch

Rivers state chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, Monday alleged that President Bola Tinubu made a mistake in appointing Nyesom Wike as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

In a statement, Eze criticised the Wike administration for demolishing structures in the FCT at a time when the economy is in horrible condition and people are trying to make ends meet.

The APC chairman observed that rather than developing an economic plan to better the living standards of FCT inhabitants, the former Rivers State Governor took an autocratic step.

The APC chieftain stated: “A preference for democratic endeavour over authoritarian caprice is a fundamental attribute of any responsible society or government that wishes to impact its populace through policies and programmes.”

“Demolition spree targeted at innocent citizens in the FCT at a moment when the value of the naira has remained on a free fall, and the economy, on a steady downward trend with resultant hardship on the citizenry smacks of sheer authoritarianism laced with deliberate wickedness for the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike to deploy the powers of his office to oppress the defenceless and perceived political adversaries in the guise of reformation.”

He criticised President Tinubu for reportedly pretending ignorance of the former Rivers State Governor's prior activities and appointing him as minister "despite public oppositions for fear of dishonesty, non-performance, and abuse of office."

In contrast to Nigeria, Eze highlighted that character is important in selecting people to hold public office in civilised countries, stating that "this reality remains one of our major albatrosses."

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