ABUJA- The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, has dared the leadership of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to suspend or discipline him.
Wike stated this on Wednesday during his interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.
The immediate past governor of Rivers State and a member of the major opposition party, PDP, was sworn in as minister of FCT some days ago under the administration of President Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Addressing the backslash he received following his appointment, Wike said he informed PDP leadership before he took the ministerial offer of President Tinubu.
Wike, however, said he has not seen any PDP chieftain that will suspend him from the party.
When asked “Are you afraid that your party might move against you or expel you?”
Wike replied: “Who is the party?Who are the PDP people? How can anybody talk about expelling me? A State that brought a governor, a State that brought three senators, a state that produced 32 members out of 32 House of Assembly and produced 11 out of 13 House of Reps.
“The person that would suspend me is the one that couldn’t produce a governor, is the one that couldn’t produce senators and Assembly?
“Look, I have not seen that person with all due respect. I should be the one calling for their discipline for violating the party’s constitution.”