“That’s madness” – Wike knocks those accusing him of demanding 25% Rivers allocation


“That’s madness” – Wike knocks those accusing him of demanding 25% Rivers allocation

FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, has said that those accusing him of demanding 25 percent from the monthly allocation of Rivers State were ignorant.

Wike stated this on Thursday when a delegation of Rivers Caucus in the 10th National Assembly visited him in Abuja.

“I was governor for eight years. I am now FCT Minister, and some will say that I am asking for 25 percent. That is madness,” Wike said.

“I am not interested in the governance of Rivers; I am not interested. I am here as a governor in FCT, but I am interested in the political structure of Rivers which we have built over the years.

“If anybody dares to bring it down, the person will face the crisis he wants in his life. Perform or don’t perform, but don’t touch our political structure.

“Anybody who puts his hand in our structure, anything you see, take it”, he warned.

Wike urged the lawmakers not to disappoint the state but work as a team for the good of the people of Rivers.

“When you make mistakes, we will call you and tell you that you are making a mistake. Take it in good faith that we are calling your attention because we think that you are derailing,” he said.

“But when we call you don’t say we are expecting a kickback of 25 percent from you or so and so percent.

“All of us are one. We’ve built this political structure for a long time, since 2015, and we have emerged victorious.

“As the opposition party from 2015, I saw hell. The Federal Government fought me left right and centre, but with your support, we survived.

“When you work as a team, you’ll discover that it is difficult for an outsider to defeat you at home.”

Earlier, Mr Kinsley Chinda (PDP-Rivers), Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, said that the visit was to identify with the minister.

Chinda, representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, added that the visit was also to thank Wike for his support during the 2023 general elections.

He added that he played a key role in their emergence as lawmakers in the National Assembly.