Leaders of Ethnic Nationalities from Niger Delta region have warned a Muslim religious cleric, Sheikh Mahmoud Gummi and others to know that any attack on the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyeson Wike, will be considered as an affront to the collective interest of the region.
Speaking on behalf of the group, when they paid solidarity visit on Wike today, October 31, in Abuja, the former Presidential Amnesty Programme Coordinator, Kingsley Kuku, said: “Wike is not a political orphan from the Niger Delta.
“He has a strong socio-political base. So we take very serious exception to the call for the Minister’s sack and to the blackmail on the President with denial of electoral/political support in far away 2027 should the President fail to do his bidding.
”To say the least, Gummi’s abrogation of exclusive ownership and monopoly of administration of Abuja by a given ethno-religious region in Nigeria is not only disgusting, senseless but also puerile, hubristic, irresponsible and divisive.”
This was even as Wike said that he owes everything to President Bola Tinubu who appointed him, and that he has resolved to remain firm and undistracted.
The Minister called on the leaders to support the President, as the task of developing Nigeria and building a virile economy, transcends political affiliations.