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‘Be Careful’ – North Central APC Forum Warns Wike Against Taking Actions Capable of Hurting the Region

By Rita Elenwo

The North Central APC Forum, under the aegis of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has warned the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, against taking any actions inimical to the interest of the party or the North Central region.

Chairman of the Forum, Alhaji Saleh Mandung Zazzaga, stated this in Jos, the Plateau State capital, after an emergency meeting to assess and review the election tribunal judgements and how the APC has fared so far.

He said all hands must be on deck to ensure that the party performs well at the court, whether tribunal, appeal or Supreme Court.

According to him, “Reports reaching us suggest that some appointive office holders like Wike are still playing double games, since he is part of the APC by appointment, while he still remains a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“We gathered he is still backing the PDP in many of their endeavours and activities, particularly in the post-election cases in the court.

“It is high time Wike comes out clean and takes a stand on the party he really belongs to, otherwise, should his actions run contrary to that of the APC’s interest, they will not hesitate to initiate several actions against him, including legal action.

“As someone who is holding an appointive position of the APC, a Lawyer by profession and someone reputed for doggedly fighting political-legal battles right from Rivers State, he (Wike) should come out strong and be seen to be supporting and strategising for victory for the candidates of the APC in the courts, at least in the North-Central Region, under which the FCT falls,” he said.

Zazzaga further cautioned Wike against using his position as the FCT Minister to strategise for his 2027 presidential ambition, as some people are peddling in some quarters.

He maintained that their forum will be watchful to ensure his loyalty to the nation, the APC and President Bola Tinubu is complete first, without engaging in any tactics for self-interest.

The Chairman advised Wike to be cautious in FCT demolition, land revocation and other administrative policies that will have negative outcomes, as the North Central will be the first region to bear the brunt and take the full heat of any unpalatable occurrence in the FCT.

He said the region is already going through many challenges, including security, and they would not want anything to aggravate the situation further.

He called on all the APC leaders, supporters and members alike to support all their candidates pursuing legal post-election matters in the courts

He also urged Nigerians in general to support Tinubu, Secretary to Government of the Federation, George Akume, all the ministers and those holding appointive positions so that they can excel in their responsibilities and deliver the dividends of democracy to the nation.

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