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The Minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike, has reiterated his stance on the Rivers State crisis, affirming that he continues to exert influence in the state where he concluded his tenure as governor just last May.

Wike has been in a political dispute with his successor, Governor Sim Fubara. Despite President Bola Tinubu’s involvement in the political intricacies, he remains confident that, with time, the residents of the state will discern the true political figures in the unfolding scenario.

The former Rivers State governor stated this in a gathering when he visited a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Victor Giadom in his hometown of Bera in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday.

He said, “Forget about these hungry noisemakers on the road. When the time comes, we will know who is in charge and who is not in charge. I don’t know whether you understand what I am saying. There is a time for everything. There is a time to plant and there is a time to harvest.

“We have no time for politics. This is not the time for anybody to say: ‘I am for this, I am for that’. We have not reached that time. When the time comes, we will know who is who.”

Wike added, “If you like, abuse me as you want. If you like, employ everybody on social media. Let me tell you: I have never bothered myself one day to know who is abusing me.

“Politics will come. We didn’t contest elections based on social media. We contested elections speaking to the people and they listened to us”.

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