Wike Rejects EU Report on 2023 Presidential Election: “It Is Not Acceptable”

Wike Rejects EU Report on 2023 Presidential Election: “It Is Not Acceptable”

  • The former governor of Rivers state and minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike, has accused the EU of not minding its business
  • Wike faulted the EU for interfering in Nigeria's internal affairs as he rejected the commission's report on the 2023 presidential election
  • The minister maintained that the EU's observation report for the disputed 2023 polls contradicts the realities in Nigeria

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FCT, Abuja - The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has kicked against what he termed interference in the internal affairs of Nigeria by the European Union (EU).

Nyesom Wike, EU, 2023 election issues, FCT, Abuja
Wike claims the EU Observers report on the 2023 presidential election is not accurate. Photo credit: Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON, GSSRS
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The former governor of Rivers state also rejected the position of the EU Observation Mission in the recently concluded general election in Nigeria, The Cable reported.

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Wike spoke on Monday, October 9, while receiving the EU Ambassador to Nigeria, Samuela Isopi, in his office in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

In a statement by Anthony Ogunleye, director of press, office of the minister, Wike observed that the Mission did not have adequate personnel in the country to cover the elections, Premium Times reported.

He described the commission’s position that the government stifled the opposition in the state at the time as inaccurate.

Wike stressed that the priority now is how the EU can support Nigeria to grow its economy and create jobs to positively impact the lives of the citizens.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government rejected the final report of the European Union (EU) election observation mission in Nigeria on the 2023 polls.

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3 teenagers in court for causing nuisance around Wike’s residence in Abuja

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force in FCT has arrested three teenagers for constituting a nuisance in public.

According to reports, the incident transpired around the residence of Nyesom Wike.

The three suspects were arraigned before a Grade 1 Area Court in Lugbe, Abuja, and remanded in police custody until Friday, October 13.

Tinubu reveals positions Wike holds

Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu earlier explained his relationship with Wike.

Tinubu, on Thursday, September 14, said that the former governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, was not just the FCT minister.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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