Reverse Wike’s confirmation as minister – APC chieftain to Senate

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has charged the Nigerian senate to reverse the confirmation of Nyesom Wike as minister.

He made the call via a statement on Wednesday, saying that the nomination of Wike as minister by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the screening and confirmation by the Senate “is an affront to decency, as facts on him do not qualify him as a character that merits such an office.”

The former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) described the alleged refusal of the President to pay heed to “reports and fact-filled opinions on the non-qualification of the former governor to hold public office in the country” as a disappointment.

Eze alleged that the European Union Election Observation Report for the 2023 general elections had mentioned the former Rivers state governor for indictment over his activities in during the polls.

“Such imposition at a time the country is struggling to redeem her electorally battered image and reclaim credibility within the international community is, to say the least, ridiculous,” he added.

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It was reported earlier that Nyesom Wike assured President Tinubu of his loyalty, saying he won’t regret nominating him to serve as a minister in his cabinet.

Wike stated this last Monday during his ministerial screening on the floor of the red chamber, where he also boasted of infrastructural development while he was a minister under former president Goodluck Jonathan.

He was the only chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ministerial list of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration sent by the President to the Senate last Thursday.

The former Rivers state governor said there are many former governors who desire to be a minister but who don’t have passion the serve Nigerians.

“There are so many people who wants to be ministers for the sake that ‘I was a governor’, for the sake that ‘I was a minister’ but there are those who say, ‘Look, what do I have to offer? Am I committed to this job?’

“I thank Mr President for nominating me. I believe, knowing how hungry Mr President is to solving the problems of Nigeria, we have no choice but to give him that required support. And I can assure you, if I am confirmed in whatever capacity, Mr President will not regret nominating me,” Wike said.