“Don’t Pull Ladder You Use in Climbing”: Wike Warns Amid Rift With Fubara

“Don’t Pull Ladder You Use in Climbing”: Wike Warns Amid Rift With Fubara

  • FCT minister, Nyesom Wike has warned politicians not to pull the ladder they used to get to exalted positions
  • Wike stated this amid the political crisis between him and Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state
  • The former Rivers governor debunked the report that the crisis rocking the oil-rich state is an ethnic war.

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Rivers state, Port-Harcourt - The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has issued a serious warning to politicians in Rivers state.

Wike said politicians should not pull the ladder they used to get to exalted positions and should also leave it for others to climb, Channels TV reported.

"Don’t pull ladder you use in climbing”: Wike warns amid rift with Fubara
Wike warns Rivers politicians not to pull ladder they use in climbing Photo Credit: Ezenwo Nyesom Wike - CON/Sir Siminalayi Fubara
Source: UGC

The former Rivers governor stated this while addressing the traditional ruler of Ogbaland, Nwachukwu Nnam-Obi III, who had come to felicitate with him on his birthday at his residence in Port Harcourt, on Sunday, December 17.

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“Don’t pull the ladder that you use in climbing. When you are coming down, the ladder may not be there.
“And leave the ladder too so that other people can also climb the ladder.”

Wike assured the traditional ruler he was welcome to peaceful resolutions and would listen to his advice.

The FCT minister rubbished the claim that the political crisis rocking the state is an ethnic war.

“We didn’t vote based on ethnicity…but for the unity of Rivers.
“We shall never be part of violence but will always support peace.”
“There are rules within the political group you emerge."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a lawyer and professional negotiator and mediator Umar Sa'ad Hassan, reacted to the ongoing political crisis between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and Wike in Rivers state.

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Umar said Fubara cannot focus on governance unless he makes crucial decisions and steps.

In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, he said for Fubara to be in control of Rivers state, he must have the support of principal actors like the lawmakers.

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Legit.ng also reported that Wike allegedly transferred the roster of commissioners, special advisers, and other significant aides, along with their respective roles to Governor Fubara.

This information was disclosed by a trusted associate of the governor, emphasising that Fubara played no role in the appointment process, as his predecessor exclusively handled the selection and designation of these officials.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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