By Hannah Nathan, Warri
Nyesom Wike, the former governor of Rivers State, has stated that he is focusing on his new role as the Federal Capital Territory’s (FCT) Minister.
In addition, Wike stated that he gave it his all while leading Rivers State as governor.
The claim was made by the minister on Sunday in Port Harcourt at an event honouring the state’s recently deceased Commissioner of Works, George Kelly Alabo.
Remember that the minister and Governor Sim Fubara, who succeeded him, are at odds, causing a political crisis in Rivers State.
Speaking about the ongoing dispute with Fubara, Wike criticized the governor for not engaging in political manoeuvring according to the rule.
Wike denied rumours that the disagreement sprang from his insistence that the state receives a substantial portion of the funding, saying, “There’s nothing I’m looking for in this state now.”
He asked the people of Rivers to put the state first and stay away from blackmail and misinformation.
“So, all of us should love this state but leave this propaganda, leave blackmail. I have my budget as FCT minister.
“It’s like a governor of a state. I have my commissioners. By January, I present my budget before the National Assembly. I will preside over the expenditure. All I’m saying is if you’re a politician, play according to the rules.”