The North Central Forum of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has issued a stern warning to Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), cautioning him against leveraging his ministerial position for his anticipated 2027 presidential ambition.
Saleh Zazzaga, the Forum’s Chairman, conveyed this message following an emergency meeting in Jos, the capital of Plateau State. The meeting was convened to assess and review the election tribunal’s judgment in the state.
Zazzaga alleged that the former Governor of Rivers State is still actively supporting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in various activities, particularly in post-election court cases. He urged Wike to openly declare his party affiliation and cautioned that if his actions conflicted with the APC’s interests, the party would not hesitate to take legal action against him.
Zazzaga stated, “Reports reaching us suggest that some appointive office holders like Wike are still playing double games since he is part of the APC by appointment, while he still remains a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). We gathered he is still backing the PDP in many of their endeavors and activities, particularly in the post-election cases in the court.”
He further advised Wike, who holds an appointive position within the APC and is known for his legal battles, to actively support and strategize for the victory of APC candidates in court, particularly in the North-Central Region, which includes the FCT.
Additionally, Zazzaga urged Wike to exercise caution in FCT’s demolition, land revocation, and administrative policies, emphasizing that the North Central region could be most affected by any adverse consequences. Given the region’s existing challenges, including security concerns, he stressed the need to avoid exacerbating the situation.
The APC leader called upon party leaders, supporters, and members to back all candidates pursuing legal post-election matters in court. He also encouraged Nigerians to support key figures like Bola Tinubu, George Akume, and other ministers and appointees, ensuring their success in delivering democratic dividends to the nation.