Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike has stated that he had no interest in the governorship seat of Rivers state, but rather the political structure of the state.
Wike, who stated this in his office in Abuja on Thursday when he received a delegation of the 10th National Assembly caucus of Rivers state caucus, led by Senator Barinada Mpigi, representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Kingsley Chinda, representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, also warned that anyone that tried to bring down the structure would face crisis.
“I’m not interested in the governance of Rivers State. I’m not interested. I’m here sitting as a governor, (with) all the functions I have. But I’m interested in the political structure of Rivers State which we have built for years.
If anybody dares to begin to bring it down, the person will face the crisis he wants in his life. Perform or don’t perform, but don’t touch our political structure. Anybody who puts his hand in our structure, anything you see, take it”, he said.
The minister told the delegation to ensure that they do not disappoint the state, but work as a team for the good of the people, adding that they should take corrections when they make mistakes.
“You that we have given this opportunity to, don’t go and disappoint your state. Don’t go and disappoint your state. When you make mistakes, we’ll call you that you’re making a mistake, take it in good faith that we’re calling your attention because we think that you are derailing. When we call you don’t say we are expecting kickback from you of 25%, or so and so percent.”
Earlier, Hon Chinda, who spoke on behalf of the group, said the purpose of the visit, was to show solidarity with the Minister and to thank him for his support during the elections.
He said the Minister’s appointment was well deserved, adding that Wike was “the important factor” responsible for their seats in the National Assembly.