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Kingibe: I Don’t Need Permission To Embark On Projects – Wike

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has said that aside from President Bola Tinubu, he does not need the approval of anyone before embarking on any project.

Wike stated this yesterday during the flag-off of Kwaita-Yebu Road in Kwali Area Council expected to cost ₦7 billion.

His declaration is coming amidst his rift with FCT Senator, Ireti Kingibe

Naija News reports that Kingibe had accused Wike of embarking on infrastructural projects that have no impact on the lives of FCT residents.

However, speaking during the flag-off, the minister said: “For those who are ignorant and don’t know what to say, that we are only doing roads, please let the people know that we are doing something.

“I don’t need to seek permission from anybody to tell him what projects I will embark upon.

“It is only the person who appointed me that I can seek such from and that is the President. So nobody can go on air and say they are not doing schools, I don’t need to come and inform you.”

Kingibe: ‘You Can’t Stand On A Stage And Insult The Electorate With Disrespectful Language’ – Ex-IPAC Chair Warns Wike

Meanwhile, the former Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Peter Ameh, has criticized Wike, over his recent comments regarding the 2027 elections.

The ex-IPAC chair criticized Wike, stating that it is unacceptable in a democracy for him to insult the electorate with disrespectful language.

Naija News reports that during the inauguration of a project in the FCT, Wike declared that FCT Senator Ireti Kingibe would not be re-elected to the National Assembly in 2027.

Ameh, who also serves as the Publicity Secretary for the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), reminded Wike that governing in Abuja is different from his previous experience in Rivers State.

“I watched an episode where they were commissioning a car park in Mabushi. I saw Wike flagging off a car park. In which world do people flag off car parks?

“It seems like a very elementary level of governance. In that same location, he was using the opportunity to bash a sitting senator of the Federal Republic, and people were applauding him. He made statements that diminished the senator’s personality,” Ameh said in a video obtained by DAILY POST.

Government is not about self-promotion. Wike boasts about doing roadworks, but many of these roads are already in poor condition.

“Some roads in areas like Nyanya, Karu, Karishi, Kubwa, and Gwagwalada are still not done. Even the ones he completed have issues.

“He collected about ₦1.2 trillion, but there’s no accountability in Nigeria, which is why people don’t know what’s going on. He also collected another ₦98 billion for ongoing projects.

“The Apo-Karshi Road has been incomplete since before his time. There’s no construction happening there now. Yet, he’s criticizing a senator elected by the people, boasting about how by 2027, the senator won’t return,” he added

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