Rivers Governor Speaks on Wike's Nomination as Tinubu's Minister

Rivers Governor Speaks on Wike's Nomination as Tinubu's Minister

  • River State's Siminalayi Fubara is the first PDP governor to congratulate Nyesom Wike for being nominated as a minister by President Bola Tinubu
  • The PDP governor expressed confidence in the competence of his predecessor, adding that his commitment to uniting Nigeria pushed him to victory
  • Wike was among the 28 ministerial nominees that were read on the Senate floor by Senate President Godswill Akpabio on Thursday

Port Harcourt, Rivers - Siminalayi Fubara, the governor of Rivers State, has congratulated his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, for making the list of ministerial nominees by President Bola Tinubu.

Wike was a two-term governor of Rivers State whose tenure ended on May 29, 2023, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was succeeded by Fubara, who was his preferred candidate.

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Fubara congratulates Wike on his nomination as a federal minister. Photo Credit: @SimFubaraKSC
Source: Twitter

Wike's nomination as minister by President Tinubu

Political pundits have long debated the ministerial nomination of Wike. While some argue that he should be compensated for working for the success of President Tinubu in Rivers State during the 2023 election, others say he traded his party for a ministerial position.

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On Thursday, July 27, Wike was named among the 28 ministerial appointees that President Tinubu sent to the Senate through his chief of staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, which the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, later read.

The Senate also said the nominees would be screened on Monday, July 31.

Yemi Adaramodu, the spokesperson to the Senate, made the disclosure shortly after the Senate President read the names.

Rivers governor congratulates Wike on his appointment as Tinubu's minister

Consequently, on Friday morning, July 28, Governor Fubara, in a tweet, congratulated Wike for the nomination while commending his move and desire to unite the country.

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The governor said:

"Indeed, your commitment to the unity and advancement of our dear country propelled your push for equity, justice and fairness.
"We believe that you will continue to make an impact by joining the team of great leaders to change our national narratives for the good of humanity."

See the tweet here:

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Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu has reportedly settled for Lateef Fagbemi as the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice.

Fagbemi is the lead counsel defending Tinubu and the APC before the presidential election petition court.

The President and his party appointed the Senior Advocate of Nigeria shortly after the INEC announced Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election.

Source: Legit.ng

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