Nyesom Wike, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, has responded to the ongoing crisis in Rivers State,Daily Trust report.
According to Daily Trust, the relationship between Wike and his successor, Governor Siminalayi Fubara, soured within six months of the handover. The crisis recently escalated when the State House of Assembly chamber was set on fire, and there was an attempt to impeach the governor.
On Monday, Fubara and his supporters stormed the State House of Assembly, vehemently opposing the impeachment threat.
In response to the crisis, President Bola Tinubu, from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), summoned both Wike and Fubara to Aso Rock for a meeting.
After the Aso Rock meeting, Wike met with South-South leaders at his office in Abuja. During this meeting, he stressed the significance of retaining his political support base to maintain his political relevance.
Wike emphasized that losing his political base would equate to losing relevance as a politician. He added that he wouldn’t lose sleep over any attempts to tarnish his reputation and stressed the importance of doing the right thing.
“All of us want to maintain our political relevance and political structure. No one would allow someone to simply eliminate them from the political scene. Each of us has a political base. If my base is taken away, wouldn’t I become politically irrelevant?
“In politics, internal conflicts are commonplace. But when something is amiss, you need to ask questions. It’s a party matter, and the party knows how to resolve its internal mechanisms. It’s not an ethnic issue.
“Our party is addressing this; that’s what I can say. Every politician has their own interests,” the minister explained.