Demanding N20 Billion, Awarding Contracts Is Politics – Wike Justifies Rift With Fubara

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike has said his rift with the Rivers State Governor, Sim Fubara, is purely politics.

Recall the rift between Wike and Fubara led to attempts by some members of the State Assembly to impeach the governor, but he resisted, causing chaos in the State.

Naija News reports that Wike, while addressing journalists in Abuja, said demanding N20 billion and awarding contracts to himself, as widely speculated is politics.

The former Governor of Rivers State wondered where Fubara was when he was fighting, stressing he is unbothered about the accusations being peddled against him in the ongoing crisis.

The minister vowed to remain politically relevant and maintain his structure.

According to Wike, “If I Demand N20 billion every month and even award all the contracts to myself, that’s politics. Where was he when I was fighting?

“I have to be politically relevant, and I must maintain my political structure. I can’t allow anybody to cut me out immediately.

“If you like accuse me all you like, I won’t have a sleepless night because the right thing must be done.”

Meanwhile, reports on what transpired in the peace meeting between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, have emerged.

Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum and Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, led his colleague from Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri and Plateau, Caleb Mutfwang to the meeting.

Speaking with Punch, a source hinted that Wike narrated his grievances against Fubara to the governors, in turn, who appealed to him to allow peace to reign in Rivers State.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the source said that Wike accused Fubara of conniving with his enemies to bring down his political structure.