”President Tinubu made a mistake appointing Wike as FCT minister” – APC chieftain

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has faulted President Bola Tinubu for appointing Nyesom Wike as the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

In a statement, Eze faulted the demolition of structures in the FCT by the Wike-led administration at a time when the economy is in bad shape and people were struggling to get by.

The APC chieftain noted that rather than develop an economic programme to improve the living standards of FCT residents, the former Rivers State Governor embarked on an autocratic move.

He said: “A preference for democratic endeavour over authoritarian caprice is a fundamental attribute of any responsible society or government that wishes to impact its populace through policies and programmes.”

“Demolition spree targeted at innocent citizens in the FCT at a moment when the value of the naira has remained on a free fall, and the economy, on a steady downward trend with resultant hardship on the citizenry smacks of sheer authoritarianism laced with deliberate wickedness for the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike to deploy the powers of his office to oppress the defenceless and perceived political adversaries in the guise of reformation.”

He blamed the situation on President Tinubu for allegedly feigning ignorance of the past actions of the former Rivers State Governor and appointed him as minister “despite public oppositions for fear of dishonesty, non-performance, and abuse of office.”

Eze noted that character is critical in selecting persons to hold public offices in civilized climes, unlike Nigeria, noting that “this reality remains one of our major albatrosses.”

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