BREAKING: Wike Opens Up on Possibly Contesting Against Tinubu in 2027

BREAKING: Wike Opens Up on Possibly Contesting Against Tinubu in 2027

  • FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, has hinted that he would not contest the 2027 presidential election against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
  • Speaking in a live television programme monitored by, Wike said he is a man of character
  • During the media chat, Wike reiterated his commitment to the success of the Tinubu’s administration journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics in Nigeria

FCT, Abuja - Nyesom Wike, the minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), has said he is a man of character and will not run against President Bola Tinubu in the 2027 election.

Wike said this while speaking during a media chat on Friday, November 24, in Abuja, monitored by

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Wike plays down contesting for the 2027 presidency. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON, GSSRS
Source: Facebook

Wike pledges allegiance to Tinubu

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According to him, his loyalty to the president remains unshaken.

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His words:

“Tinubu made me minister, people don’t understand, I have character. What will happen in 2027? I stood and I said I am not going to support injustice.
"I was threatened that they would do me this and that. They tried many options including using Major Generals.”

Watch a snapshot of Wike's interview below courtesy of Africa Independent Television (AIT):

The minister added that having worked for the emergence of Tinubu as president which culminated in his appointment as minister of FCT, nothing would make him contest against the president in 2027.

'I'm Tinubu's foot soldier': Wike

Earlier, reported that Wike made a strong statement regarding his efforts to boost Abuja's tourism potential under the federal capital territory administration (FCTA).

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The FCT minister disclosed that he was one of the foot soldiers of President Tinubu, desirous to see that the renewed hope agenda of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was fulfilled.

Wike-Fubara feud hasn't ended also reported that Wike accused Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara of burning the state's house of assembly complex.

Wike said Fubara sponsored thugs to attack the house of assembly and eventually burnt it.

Wike on plot to remove Fubara

In another related news, reported that Wike spoke on the infamous attempt by a faction of the Rivers state house of assembly to impeach Governor Fubara.

The minister said supposing he was the mastermind of the plot to impeach Governor Fubara, the latter should have called him via phone.


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