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General News of Tuesday, 31 October 2023


Fubara: Tinubu under pressure as calls for Wike’s sack as FCT minister gain momentum

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Former spokesperson of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to promptly dismiss the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike.

Frank, in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, October 31, accused Wike of orchestrating a scheme to impeach Rivers State Governor Siminilaye Fubara.

The ex-APC chieftain strongly criticised the police's actions, including the use of tear gas and water on Governor Fubara, who holds the responsibility of the state's chief security officer.

He also called on the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to immediately replace the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State due to the apparent bias of the police force against the duly elected Governor. Frank emphasised the necessity of Wike's removal to prevent him from tarnishing Tinubu's government and damaging the APC's reputation.

He said: “By the time Tinubu will realize it, it will be too late because Wike would have destroyed his government to make way for him to contest the post of President in 2027.

“...He has started preparation for 2027 presidency. So he's very desperate and he will do everything to please Tinubu but at the same time he is going to destroy the government if they do not call him to order.

“If Wike loves Tinubu and believes in his administration, let him officially join the APC and become a card-carrying member of the party."