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I’ve done my part in Rivers, I’m doing well in Abuja – Wike speaks on face-off with Fubara

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Former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has said he is concentrating on his new assignment as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Wike also said he did his best while serving as governor of Rivers State.

The minister made the assertion on Sunday in Port Harcourt during a thanksgiving ceremony held in honour of the state’s immediate past Commissioner for Works George Kelly Alabo.

Recall that the minister and his successor, Governor Sim Fubara, are engaged in a face-off, leading to political crisis in Rivers State.

Wike, while speaking on the lingering face-off with Fubara, blamed the governor for not playing politics “according to the rule”.

Refuting insinuations that the rift followed his demand for a large chunk of monetary allocations coming to the state, Wike said “there’s nothing I’m looking for in this state now”.

He urged Rivers people to prioritize the state and avoid propaganda and blackmail.

He said, “We must allow our people the simple things. I’ve done my own part and I’m happy and I’m doing well in Abuja too.

“So, all of us should love this state but leave this propaganda, leave blackmail. I have my own budget as FCT minister.

“It’s like a governor of a state. I have my own commissioners. By January, I present my budget before the National Assembly. I will preside over the expenditure. All I’m saying is if you’re a politician, play according to the rules.”

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