Timi Frank, a former All Progressives Congress (APC) deputy national publicity secretary, has urged President Bola Tinubu to remove Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), immediately for allegedly organizing a plot to remove Rivers State Governor Siminilaye Fubara from office.
Frank denounced the police’s use of tear gas and water cannons on Fubara in a statement released on Tuesday.
Consequently, he made a request to Inspector-General of Police Kayode Egbetokun to immediately dismiss the Commissioner of Police in Rivers due to his men’s partisan activity against the State’s elected Governor.
According to Frank, Wike has already begun tearing down homes and taking away land ownership in Abuja in an effort to infuriate Nigerians, make Tinubu unpopular, and paint the APC government as evil and anti-people.
When Tinubu realizes this, it will be too late because Wike will have already overthrown his administration in order to position himself to run for president in 2027.
“Government is Wike’s only goal; he has begun preparing for the president in 2027. He is therefore extremely desperate and will stop at nothing to get Tinubu’s approval, but if they do not bring him to order, he will ruin the administration.
Frank maintained that Wike’s removal is now required to prevent him from damaging the APC and discrediting Tinubu’s administration.
He continued, saying, “Let Wike formally join the APC and become a card-carrying member of the party if he loves Tinubu and believes in his administration. However, he has declined to do so in order to dismantle the APC and use the Peoples Democratic Party platform to run for president in 2027 (PDP). Because of his nefarious goals, he has refused to join the APC.
“In addition to exercising caution, Tinubu and the APC must immediately persuade Wike to put an end to this craziness in Rivers State; otherwise, it will backfire.
“Wike ran an aggressive campaign for Fubara, saying he was the greatest candidate running for governor. However, all of a sudden, Fubara is his opponent since he is a tyrant who is pursuing Rivers’ money and is no longer following his orders.
In an effort to overthrow Wike’s autocracy and godfatherism in Rivers State, he also urged governors from all political parties to unite behind their counterpart.
“In the end, sitting governors will become vegetables like local government chairmen in states if they allow Wike to succeed in using federal might to illegally remove Fubara from office. This is because former governors who worked hard to become governors will take a cue from Wike and use it to force them out of office whenever they don’t do what they want. Thus, it’s not just about the governor of the Rivers,” he continued.
He urged Fubara to keep up his strong resolve and perseverance in thwarting Wike’s nefarious schemes. He expressed his belief that light would ultimately prevail over darkness.