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You won’t return to Senate in 2027 – Wike to Senator Kingibe

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike has threatened the senator representing the FCT, Ireti Heebah Kingibe amid their political rift.

He vowed that Kingibe, elected on the platform of Labour Party (LP) in 2023, would not be reelected to the Senate in 2027.

Speaking during the flag-off of the construction of the Mabushi Bus Terminal in Abuja, Wike said Kingibe would lose the support of FCT residents.

According to the former governor of Rivers state, what happened in the last election that brought Kingibe into power would not repeat itself.

He stressed that FCT is his territory, he is not afraid and would not beg anyone to be their friend. He also said it was disheartening that instead of collaborating with the FCT Administration, Kingibe was instead angry that residents are reportedly praising him.

Wike added; “I overheard somebody on Arise TV this morning. Unfortunately, I heard the person is a member of the National Assembly and it is unfortunate I say so. With all due respect, what you don’t know, you don’t know, what you know you know, and the good thing for you is to tell people you don’t when you don’t know, then people will educate you.

“The Honourable Minister of State and my humble self have not been in office for more than 11 months and the person is angry that they are praising us. If you don’t want or you are angry about that, go and hang yourself on a transformer.

“If we have done well, we have done well. If we haven’t done well, we haven’t done well. I am proud to say that in the short time that Mr President has appointed us, we have done well.

“You said there are no hospitals. You, as a legislator, what have you done? How many bills have you sponsored for us to improve our education and health sector”.