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Wike seeks God’s forgiveness for choosing Sim Fubara, reveals 2027 plans

Wike to unveil 10,000 housing units in FCT

Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), who is immediate past governor of Rivers State, has said that he has sought the forgiveness of God for the mistake of choosing Sim Fubara as his successor.

Governor Fubara’s chief of staff has countered, saying some 11 men wanted to control the treasury of the state, and that resisting such move was the reason for all the troubles in the state.

He has thus revealed how he plans to remedy the mistake.

Wike spoke in Ogu-Bolo local council of the state at a reception (actually thanksgiving) of George Thompson Sekibo to celebrate his 20 years of service at the National and 36 years of his life in public service.

Wike admitted that every person makes a mistake but that he has asked God to forgive him just as he asked his followers to also forgive him.

Hea revealed steps he was taking to redress the mistake especially against 2027. The ex-governor however laughed off court injunctions used against the 27 lawmakers that defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and said no amount of injunctions obtained at night would remove the defectors.

The FCT Minister said: “If they like they can go to anybody by 2am or 4am to get injunction. The law will take its course. We must follow due process.”

Revealing his strategy and reassuring the defected lawmakers, he said: “Don’t be afraid, nobody will remove you as a lawmaker. Most of you don’t understand. This is our work. Our business is to make them to fear. That is what I am doing. We will make them to be angry everyday and they will continue to make mistakes.”

Wike cast aspersions on Fubara referring to his gait and mentioned ‘hunchback’. He also mentioned the governor’s parentage. These remarks have started attracting stern responses as some have dug up Wike’s own parentage and the ex-governor’s father’s backgrounds.

Weekend of more fireworks in Rivers:

In a weekend of political fireworks between godfather and godson, the Fubara camp set the Ahoada section of the state on high mood where his chief of staff, Edison Ehie, led in thanksgiving and rallies.

Ehie mounted the restroom, removed his face cap, and told the huge crowd that he was still alive, contrary to speculations when he resigned as lawmaker to assume post of chief of staff to Fubara, the position Wike once held to serve Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

Ehie said the problem in Rivers State began when about 11 leaders sought exclusive control of the resources of the state.

The chief of staff who reminded his people how he grew up in the streets with them warned that the governor was capable of teaching his opponents a political lesson.

“The problem we have in the state is that 11 persons said they will control the resources of Rivers State. These 11 persons now called 20 others to allocate resources to themselves,” he said.

He warned that despite Fubara’s youthful age, he has the capacity to teach his opponents a political lesson. “We are going to teach them a lesson of political arithmetic. What that small boy will do to you you’ll know that ‘khaki no be leather.'”