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Well deserved’ – PDP’s Fintiri congratulates Wike on appointment as FCT minister

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, says the appointment of ex-Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister is well-deserved.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor, in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, said Wike worked hard to reach his new point.

Fintiri said Wike set precedence as the first opposition politician to make the Federal Executive Council (FEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“Congratulations on your Senate screening and appointment as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja,” the post partly read

“Your Excellency, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, you have set precedence and demonstrated exemplary leadership traits by delivering service and good governance according to the people’s need during your tenure as Governor of Rivers State which I believe earned you this position.

“I trust that you will continue to work for improved growth and development of the FCT just like you did in Rivers State as Governor.

“My brother and friend once more congratulations on your appointment. I know you have worked hard to reach this point, and I’m so happy that you have been recognized for your accomplishment with this new assignment. It is well-deserved.”

Wike was one of the 45 ministers sworn in by President Bola Tinubu on Monday as FEC members.

There were moves to suspend Wike from the PDP over his hobnobbing with APC heavyweights but the ex-governor and his allies obtained court orders to stop the planned moves.

The ex-governor also said he informed his party’s leadership before he took up the President’s appointment.

Wike was one of the five then governors of the PDP known as the G5 who were against the candidature of their party’s flag bearer, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, in the build-up to the February 25, 2023 presidential poll.

The ex-Rivers governor acknowledged that he worked against Atiku and that he worked for Tinubu, the then APC flag bearer and winner of the keenly contested poll.

Interestingly, Fintiri is the governor of Atiku’s home state.


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