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Wike warns Senator Kingibe of losing public support in 2027 after clash


Wike warns Senator Kingibe of losing public support in 2027 after clash

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike issued a warning to Senator Ireti Heebah Kingibe after a public clash on Monday, expressing concerns that her disconnect with the general public and lack of collaboration with the FCT Administration could result in a loss of support in the upcoming 2027 elections.

Addressing the crowd at the Mabushi Bus Terminal flag-off in Abuja, Wike criticised Kingibe for her apparent displeasure with residents praising the administration of President Bola Tinubu instead of working together with the FCT Administration for the benefit of the people.

Wike, disappointed with Kingibe’s comments made during her appearance on Arise TV, advised her to acknowledge her limitations and be open to learning from others to avoid making ill-informed statements that could further alienate the public.

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He said: “I overheard somebody on Arise TV this morning. Unfortunately, I hear 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 hospital and 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?

“I challenge that legislator. If you are very popular, 2027 come and run under Abuja, we will fail you. Do you think that what happened last time, will happen again? It will not happen again. Luckily for me, I am the FCT Minister now. So that is my territory and I’m not afraid.

“So, People should be able to come out and be able to accept the truth. We are not begging for anybody to become our friend; we have so many friends that we cannot even carry along. So how can we go and be begging people to become our friends. We are not interested in that.

“If you are angry that people are praising us, by next year your BP level will go very high because the praises you would see would be too much”.

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