Wike Must Stay: Wike Advocates Rally in Abuja Amidst Controversial Policies
In a remarkable show of civic engagement, a sizable assembly gathered at the National Assembly gate in Abuja on the morning of Thursday, December 7, 2023. The diverse group, assembled as early as 8 a.m., was fervently advocating for the continued presence and support of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike with placards Which reads “Wike Must Stay”.
A similar demonstration transpired just a day prior, on December 6, where an opposing faction urged the resignation of Minister Wike. The catalyst for this demand stemmed from perceived relentless demolitions and allegations of tyrannical policies attributed to the FCT Minister.
The demonstrators, self-identified as the Nigerian Patriotic Forum, prominently displayed placards portraying Wike as a unifying force—a detribalized Nigerian committed to catalyzing positive change in the nation, transcending tribal and religious affiliations.
In a resounding appeal, the protestors beseeched the National Assembly to dismiss calls for the resignation of the former Rivers State Governor, heralding him as the beacon destined to elevate Abuja to new heights.
However, not everyone resonated with this perspective. Divergent voices, including former governor Peter Obi, articulated a counter-narrative. Obi contended that Nigeria’s current needs do not align with the demolition of structures, emphasizing the already challenging survival conditions for citizens. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) further underscored this sentiment, staging continuous protests against Minister Wike’s demolition agenda.
On resuming office, Minister Wike unequivocally expressed his resolve to curtail distortions in the Federal Capital Territory’s plan. His ambitious agenda involves the demolition of all structures erected on unauthorized lands. Additionally, he pledged to confiscate undeveloped lands acquired for racketeering purposes.
The practical implementation of these policies swiftly reverberated through Abuja, prompting heightened reactions from its residents on December 6, 2023. The impact of Minister Wike’s promises compelled a segment of the population to call for his resignation, underscoring the palpable divide in public opinion.
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