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Nyesom Wike Expresses Surprise and Gratitude for FCT Minister Appointment

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Nyesom Wike Expresses Surprise and Gratitude for FCT Minister Appointment
Former Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, expressed surprise and gratitude for his recent appointment as the federal capital territory (FCT) minister by President Tinubu. Wike, a key member of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), expressed his gratitude to the president and acknowledged that he never envisioned himself becoming an FCT minister. The surprise appointment has sparked conversations as Wike actively campaigned for Tinubu's victory during the 2023 election.

FCT, Abuja - In a surprising turn of events, former Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, has expressed his astonishment and gratitude for his appointment as the federal capital territory (FCT) minister by President Tinubu. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, Wike revealed that the appointment caught him off guard.

Wike, a prominent member of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), expressed his gratitude to President Tinubu for what he referred to as an unexpected honor. He admitted that he had never considered himself qualified or envisioned becoming an FCT minister, making the appointment all the more surprising for him.

"I never, for one day, saw myself becoming an FCT minister. That is why I was surprised when it was announced that the president has deemed it fit that I should be the FCT minister. It is not something I planned, it is not something I thought was possible. But here we are. So, thank you to Mr President, and I thank God Almighty," Wike said during the interview.

Wike's appointment as an FCT minister has sparked conversations and raised eyebrows, considering his affiliation with the opposition party. However, it is widely believed that Wike played a significant role in campaigning for President Tinubu's victory during the 2023 election in February. This could explain the unexpected appointment and the president's acknowledgment of Wike's track record as the former governor of Rivers state.

This development has also left members of the PDP in bewilderment. Wike chastised the party and its leadership, claiming that he has not seen a party chieftain who has the power to suspend or expel him from the party. He stated that he had notified the PDP leadership before accepting President Tinubu's ministerial offer, emphasizing that the PDP has a lot of errors to correct if they want his active involvement in the upcoming Bayelsa elections.

Wike's surprise appointment and subsequent expressions of gratitude and support for President Tinubu have raised questions about the complexity of political alliances and the extent to which party affiliations can be surpassed in pursuit of common goals. As the FCT minister, Wike now faces the challenge of serving in a role that was not foreseen while navigating the dynamics of being a key member of the PDP in an APC-led administration.

Only time will tell how this unusual appointment will play out and whether it will lead to a shift or realignment of political alliances in the future. For now, Nyesom Wike continues his journey as the FCT minister with an unexpected but seemingly promising path ahead.

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