I Got PDP’s Approval To Serve In Tinubu’s Cabinet ..Nyesom Wike Claims


The newly appointed minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, said he got the acceptance of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to serve as a minister in the Bola Ahmed Tinubu led government.

The immediate past Rivers State governor who was fielding questions from journalists on assumption of office after inauguration on Monday said the main opposition party was duly informed before he accepted the job

But the ex-governor who berated those criticising him for taking appointment in the APC-led government said:  “Before this appointment came, I wrote to the party’s national chairman; I wrote to the minority leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives; I wrote to the zonal chairman of the party; I wrote to my state chairman, my governor and all of them wrote me back and said I should accept it.

According to him, all the 36 governors, including those of PDP were written to by President Tinubu to submit names of ministerial nominees adding that each of them submitted ten names.

“Didn’t PDP governors send names? Every PDP governor wrote a letter and nominated ten persons. So, forget these reggae dancers; when you have lost an opportunity, you have lost it.”

Responding to questions on which party’s flag he is likely to fly as a minister, Wike said FCT residents should be more worried about burning issues needing urgent intervention and not the party flag he will be flying.

The only member of an opposition party in President Tinubu’s cabinet said he was in the FCT to deliver the dividend of democracy and return the territory to its glory days.

 “Why should anyone be bothered about what party flag I will be flying? Ok, bring the PDP flag, I will fly it, bring the Labour Party flag, I will fly it. The FCT is in this state and you think the people are bothered about the party flag I fly? I will fly the Nigerian flag and ensure the FCT returns to the dreams of the founding fathers”, Wike said.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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