- The APC has appointed Nyesom Wike, the minister of the FCT, to its governorship campaign council in the forthcoming election in Bayelsa State
- Wike is a chieftain and leader in the PDP, who was honoured with a ministerial appointment for his support for President Bola Tinubu of the APC in the February 25 presidential election
- Interestingly, the PDP earlier in the month appointed Wike as a member of its governorship election campaign council in the same state
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has created confusion for its newly appointed minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, who has yet to denounce his membership in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This is as the former governor of Rivers State topped the campaign list of the ruling party for the November governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Why APC appointed Wike to its campaign council in Rivers State
On Tuesday, August 29, the APC tweeted the campaign list for the three off-season governorship elections in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo State.
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The list, seen by Legit.ng, constituted the names of the minister still a member of the opposition party.
On Monday, August 21, Wike was sworn in as a minister of the federal capital after passing through the Senate's screening and confirmation.
The former governor of Rivers State has been a chieftain of the PDP since the beginning of his political career.
Why did Wike become a minister under the APC government while still in the PDP
In the 2023 general election build-up, the party was struck with a leadership crisis. He and four other governors of his contemporaries withdrew their support for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Wike was subsequently reported to have supported Tinubu in the opposition party, leading to the downfall of the PDP and Atiku in the election.
In return, the PDP leader was honoured with a ministerial position. In his first press conference after his appointment, Wike disclosed that he consulted with the PDP national chairman, zonal chairman, state chairman and governor.
He said his consultation was also extended to the minority leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives, who all supported him.
See the tweet here:
Demolition: Wike announces N825.8bn compensation for Abuja indigenes
FCT minister Nyesom Wike made the announcement after a negotiation meeting with his counterpart in the Ministry of Aviation, Festus Keyamo.
Wike stated that the N825.8bn compensation was to pay off the indigenes who would be giving up their lands for the construction of the 4.2km second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.