Wike To Kingibe: ‘I Will Unseat You In 2027’

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, on Monday, vowed to unseat the senator Representing FCT in the National Assembly, Ireti Kingibe.

He stated  this during an official flag-off ceremony of the construction of Mabushi Bus Terminal in Abuja.

Although Wike did not mention the name of the federal lawmaker, he warned the lawmaker to stop criticizing his successes as FCT minister.     

Recall that Senator Kingibe had on Monday appeared on Arise TV complaining that she was being sidelined in the running of the FCT, claiming that her constituency was being marginalized,. She also added that there was no potable water for the residents of Abuja.

In response to the Senator, Wike said he overheard somebody, a lawmaker in the National Assembly on Arise TV in the morning, castigating the successes being recorded in FCT.

The minister said that the lawmaker particularly criticized the rot in schools and the absence of quality hospitals in the territory.

“You, as a legislator, what have you done?  How many bills have you sponsored for us to improve our education and health sector?

“I challenge that legislator. If you are very popular, in 2027 come and run under Abuja, we will fail you.

“Do you think that what happened last time will happen again? It will not happen again.

“Luckily for me, I am the FCT Minister now. So that is my territory and I’m not afraid,”

 “With all due respect, what you don’t know, you don’t know, what you know you know. The good thing for you is to tell people you don’t know when you don’t know, then people will educate you.

“The Honourable Minister of State, Dr Mariya Mahmoud, and my humble self, have not been in office for more than 11 months and the person is angry that people are praising us.

“If you don’t want to or you are angry about that, go and hang yourself in a transformer.

“If we have done well; we have done well. If we haven’t done well; we haven’t done well. I’m proud to say that in the short time that President Tinubu has appointed us, we have done well.”

The minister warned that if the Senator is angry with the praises they were receiving for doing a good jobt: “by next year, your blood pressure level will go very high. This is because the praises you would see would be too much”.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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