The North Central Forum of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has warned the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, against using his position to make moves for his presidential ambition in 2027.
Chairman of the Forum, Saleh Zazzaga, stated this over the weekend in Jos, the Plateau State capital, after an emergency meeting to assess and review the election tribunal judgement in the state.
Zazzaga claimed that the former Rivers State Governor is still backing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in many of their endeavours and activities, particularly in the post-election cases in the court.
He asked Wike to come out clean and take a stand on the party he really belongs to, saying that they would not hesitate to initiate several actions against him, including legal action, should his actions run contrary to the APC’s interest.
He said, “Reports reaching us suggest that some appointive office holders like Wike are still playing double games, since he is part of the APC by appointment, while he still remains a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“We gathered he is still backing the PDP in many of their endeavours and activities, particularly in the post-election cases in the court.
“It is high time Wike comes out clean and takes a stand on the party he really belongs to, otherwise, should his actions run contrary to that of the APC’s interest, they will not hesitate to initiate several actions against him, including legal action.
“As someone who is holding an appointive position of the APC, a Lawyer by profession and someone reputed for doggedly fighting political-legal battles right from Rivers State, he (Wike) should come out strong and be seen to be supporting and strategising for victory for the candidates of the APC in the courts, at least in the North-Central Region, under which the FCT falls.”
Zazzaga advised Wike to be cautious in FCT demolition, land revocation and other administrative policies that will have negative outcomes, as the North Central will be the first region to bear the brunt and take the full heat of any unpalatable occurrence in the FCT.
He said the region is already going through many challenges, including security, and they would not want anything to aggravate the situation further.
The APC chieftain called on all party leaders, supporters and members alike to support all their candidates pursuing legal post-election matters in the courts.
He also urged Nigerians in general to support Tinubu, Secretary to Government of the Federation, George Akume, all the ministers and those holding appointive positions so that they can excel in their responsibilities and deliver the dividends of democracy to the nation.