"I Will Not Let You Down": Tinubu Promises Wike Amid Fubara Brags

"I Will Not Let You Down": Tinubu Promises Wike Amid Fubara Brags

  • President Bola Tinubu has promised to always stay with FCT minister Nyesom Wike and not let him down
  • The president made the vow at the commissioning of the Southern Parkway (S8/S9), which was named after him, in Abuja on Tuesday, May 28
  • Tinubu's comment came amid tension between Wike and his successor in Rivers state, Governor Siminalayi Fubara

Legit.ng journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has vowed not to let down the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, as he begins commissioning projects in Nigeria's capital to celebrate his one-year in office.

The president made the vow amid the minister's rift with his successor in Rivers state, Siminalayi Fubara.

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President Bola Tinubu has promised to stay behind the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, as his rift with Governor Siminalayi Fubara goes deeper.
Tinubu makes a vow to Wike amid rift with Governor Siminalayi Fubara Photo Credit: @GovWike, @officialABAT, @SimFubaraKSC
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According to Leadership, President Tinubu made the comment when he commissioned the Southern Parkway (S8/S9) from Christian Centre to Ring Road 1, Nnamdi Azikiwe Way, on Tuesday, May 28.

Wike, who is the immediate past governor of Rivers state, named the road Bola Ahmed Tinubu Way.

In his address, the president described Wike as "Mr Project." His comment reads in part:

“As we formally inaugurate this road, I am greatly honoured. I heard him mention my name as the beneficiary. Thank you very much; thank you for being a very good team leader. We all collectively will not let you down."

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This came days after Governor Fubara hailed former governors Peter Odili and Senator John Mbata. The governor said their support for his administration has caused confusion in the camp of the opposition.

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Fubara fell apart with Wike barely four months into office as the governor of Rivers state, leading to political instability.

Following the fallout between the governor and his predecessor, the Rivers State House of Assembly served an impeachment notice to the governor, which escalated the political crisis in the state.

Several interventions from stakeholders, including President Bola Tinubu, temporarily subsided the tension in the state.

Rivers: Lawyer lists Fubara's errors, faults Wike

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Rivers state political crisis had taken a new dimension, with stakeholders faulting Governor Siminalayi Fubara for alleged illegal actions.

Barrister Oladotun Hassan, a legal practitioner, said the state government's demolition of the state assembly was not in accordance with the law.

In an interview, Hassan also told Legit.ng that the executive order moving the activities of the state assembly to the executive chamber did not conform with the law.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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