Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, who hosted some members of the All Progressives Congress today, October 26, hours after the supreme court affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu, has pledged to mobilize electoral support for his current principal in the next election.
Wike stated that he has no regrets about supporting President Tinubu in the last general election because he was out to ensure equity and justice.
Insisting that he owes no one an apology, Wike promised to carry the Rivers APC and all Nigerians along, adding that he would never discriminate against anyone on the basis of religion, ethnicity or political affiliations.
He said; “Let me say clearly and to the hearing of everyone: we owe a duty to continue to support Mr President irrespective of the political party we belong. My position is not hidden. I owe nobody no apologies that I stand firm with Tinubu. I stand for equity, fairness and justice.
“I thank God today that the battle has ended to the glory of God. We are all members of the Nigerian state and therefore it is important for all of us to also understand that the Nigerian state does not belong to a particular person or group.
“A country of this nature, if A takes, the next opportunity should go to B. Inclusivity. So, I am not going to discriminate against anyone. I am here for Nigerians. I am here for those who are members of political parties and those who are not members of any political party.
“Mr. President, having emerged, is not the President of APC. He is the President of Nigeria. Of course, while he is governing Nigeria, he must also take care of the interests of his political party, no one can argue that. It is natural.
“The interest of Rivers State is key. What will benefit our state is what we must always project. I am not a member of the APC but I believe that the support for Asiwaju was necessary.
“Looking at all the candidates from the South, I knew that nobody could defeat Asiwaju. The capacity and political will to take action; he has it. Most of you worked for Asiwaju. Those who didn’t work for Asiwaju we know. It was not hidden. It was clear.
“I am not a politician for self. I am a politician for all. Not ‘me, me, me’. Nobody does that. Any person who does that does not want to survive because, at the end of the day, you need people.
“But be assured that all of us are working together for President Bola Tinubu. I am sure in the next election, those who scored 2,000 would not get 50 votes again because we have nothing to give anybody again because our votes would go for President Bola Tinubu.”
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