Nyesom Wike Challenges PDP: “I Dare Anyone to Suspend Me”
In a recent interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), made a bold statement, challenging the leadership of his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Wike asserted that he would not hesitate to face suspension from the party if they attempted to take such action against him. He further claimed that he had informed the PDP leadership before accepting the ministerial offer from President Bola Tinubu.
Wike’s Defiant Stance:
During the interview, Wike confidently expressed his stance, daring anyone within the PDP to suspend him. With unwavering conviction, he emphasized that he had already informed the party’s leadership of his decision to accept the ministerial position. This move was in response to those who had criticized him for accepting an appointment from a political figure outside the PDP.
The Minister’s Justification:
Wike defended his decision by stating that he had taken the opportunity to work for the people and the development of the Federal Capital Territory. He argued that his allegiance was to the Nigerian people, rather than being confined to party politics. Wike firmly believes that his role as FCT Minister allows him to contribute significantly to the progress and welfare of the nation.
Wike’s Commitment to the PDP:
Although Wike’s decision to accept the ministerial position came as a surprise to many within the PDP, he remains committed to the party. He reiterated his loyalty to the PDP and expressed his intention to continue working for its success. Despite the potential consequences of his actions, Wike made it clear that he would not allow anyone to dictate his choices or compromise his dedication to serving the Nigerian people.
Nyesom Wike’s daring challenge to the leadership of the PDP has sparked intense discussions within political circles. His decision to accept the ministerial position without severing ties with the party has raised questions about party loyalty and individual aspirations. As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how the PDP leadership will respond to Wike’s defiance. In the meantime, Wike remains resolute in his determination to contribute to the progress and development of the Federal Capital Territory and the nation as a whole.