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‘Well deserved’ — PDP’s Fintiri congratulates Wike on appointment as FCT minister

BY Ahmad Sahabi

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Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa state, has congratulated Nyesom Wike on his appointment as minister of the federal capital territory (FCT).

On Monday, President Bola Tinubu swore in 45 ministers-designate.

The ceremony held at the banquet hall of the presidential villa in the federal capital territory (FCT).

In a post on the X platform on Monday, Fintiri said Wike’s appointment is “well deserved”, adding that his service to the people of Rivers while he was their governor, earned him his current position.

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“Congratulations on your Senate screening and appointment as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja,” Fintiri said.

“Your Excellency, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike you have set precedence and demonstrated exemplary leadership traits by delivering service and good governance according to the people’s need during your tenure as Governor of Rivers State which I believe earned you this position.

“I trust that you will continue to work for improved growth and development of the FCT just like you did in Rivers State as Governor.

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“I am confident that your influence will continue to encourage our proud tradition of hard work and dedication to country as well as involvement in worthwhile political causes.

“My brother and friend once more congratulations on your appointment.

“I know you have worked hard to reach this point, and I am so happy that you have been recognized for your accomplishment with this new assignment.

“It is well-deserved.”

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A member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Wike was one of 45 ministerial nominees screened and confirmed by the senate.

Before his appointment, there had been moves by some members of the PDP to suspend Wike over his association with chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his acceptance of the ministerial offer.

But Wike said he wrote to leaders of his party, including Iliya Damagum, acting chairman of the PDP, and got their approval to be part of Tinubu’s cabinet. 

The PDP has been embroiled in a protracted internal crisis which has polarised the party.

The opposition party’s crisis worsened in June last year after Wike lost the PDP presidential ticket to Atiku Abubakar.

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