Tinubu president of Nigeria, not of APC – Wike

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barr Nyesom Wike has reiterated that Bola Ahmed Tinubu is not a president of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) but a president of Nigeria.

Wike stated this when Rivers APC leaders, led by the National Vice Chairman of the APC, South South, Mr. Victor Giadom, visited him Thursday in Abuja.

He said that the president has the right to take the interest of his political party at heart while steering the affairs of the country.

While describing the political parties as a vehicle that takes one to a desired destination, he added that the interest of Nigerians supersedes all other interests in the mind of President Tinubu.

“Mr. President, having emerged, is not a president of APC but a president of Nigeria. While he is governing Nigeria, he must also take the interest of his political party, and nobody can stop it; it is natural. In governance, every Nigerian must benefit from it.”

“We need to understand that the party is a vehicle that takes you to a place, and once you get to where you want to be you come out from the vehicle,” he said.

Reacting to Supreme Court judgement, he said: “We owe it a duty to continue to support Mr President irrespective of the political party he belongs to. I stand for equity, fairness, and justice and I thank God today that the battle has ended to the glory of God.

“We are all members of the Nigerian state and, therefore, it is important for all of us to also understand that the Nigerian state does not belong to a particular person or a particular group,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Giadom said that the visit was to thank the minister for the monumental support he gave to the APC presidential candidate during the presidential election.

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