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The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike, has broken his silence on the strained relationship with Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, labeling him an ingrate in a recent interview in Abuja.
The rift, escalating over the past six months since Wike’s handover, reached a climax with the State House of Assembly chamber being set ablaze and an attempted impeachment of the governor.
Wike, addressing the crisis, expressed disdain for ingratitude and accused Fubara of importing unnecessary political turmoil despite inheriting a stable situation.
Speaking on the crisis rocking the state, Wike declared, “I don’t like ingrates. Let me tell you, I don’t like ingrates; I can’t stand it. What is happening now is what Odili said in his book: “Give a man power and money, then you will know the person.”
“If you haven’t given a man, power and money, then you don’t know the person. However, I’m not worried because I’m a politician. I know what other states are suffering because of debt, but go and check if I left liabilities; the records are there.
“I left projects for him to commission so he would showcase during his hundred days, then politics came in. We are just starting; God gave you something; you are now importing crisis.
“God gave this on the platter of gold; the Federal Government is not fighting you, no crisis, but you are the one now creating crisis for yourself; only those who are natural ingrates will support what is happening there. I use the instrumentality of law to fight, not thugs, time will come,” he said.
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