Rivers Crisis: When Time Comes, We will Know Who is in Charge, Wike Says

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, paid a visit to the National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Victor Giadom, on Saturday, sparking speculation about a potential political realignment.

Wike, who arrived in Port Harcourt, was warmly hosted by Giadom in Bera, his hometown in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The former Rivers State governor, expressing delight in reconciling with his estranged friend Giadom, who previously served as Commissioner for Works under former Governor Rotimi Amaechi, shared his optimism in a video.

Wike confidently declared that the person in charge would soon be revealed. Notably, Wike had been in a longstanding feud with the current state governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

This rift resulted in a situation where lawmakers aligned with the minister issued an impeachment notice against the governor.

However, following the intervention of President Bola Tinubu, who played a role in the defection of these lawmakers from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC, the impeachment notice has been withdrawn.

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But during the visit, Wike said, “Forget about these hungry noisemakers on the road. When the time comes, we will know who is in charge and who is not in charge. There is a time for everything.

“This is not time for politics. When the time comes, we will know who is who. If you like, abuse me as you want. If you like, employ everybody on social media. I have never bothered myself one day to know who is abusing me.

“Politics will come. We didn’t contest elections based on social media. We spoke to the people; they listened and believed in us”.

During his visit to Giadom, Wike clarified that his presence in Bera, Giadom’s hometown, was not motivated by political intentions. He emphasized that his visit should not be misconstrued.

He stated, “I came here to visit my friend, Giadom. Let nobody misinterpret why I came here. That is why I came with PDP and APC leaders. It is a private visit to my friend.”

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) clarified that Giadom had assembled his supporters to demonstrate his continued political relevance. Emphasizing that politics should focus on making positive contributions to the community, the minister provided this context.