Real Reason Nigeria Is Still One Country, Wike Opens Up

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has asserted that Nigeria has remained one geographical entity because of the prayers of the church and responsible religious organizations.

Wike made this assertion on Thursday when he received a delegation from the Abuja Archdiocese of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, led by the Archbishop, Most Reverend Michael O. Akinwale, on a courtesy visit.

The role the church is playing is very important. So, the government will always partner with the church and other religious groups because the government cannot do it alone. Just like the President said the other day, the country requires prayers for peace; we require prayers for stability; we require prayers for the country to move forward,” he said.

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“It takes the church and other religious groups that have been responsible and praying for this nation to remain together. And therefore, whatever we can do to support, we will always do that. And that is why, as FCTA, we take responsibility for maintaining the Christian Centre and the National Mosque. These are two national assets for which the FCTA is responsible for their maintenance because we all believe we serve one God.”

He assured his guests of the willingness of the FCTA to render any form of support to the Methodist Church while also assuring them that he would welcome a visit from the head of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, the Most Reverend Oliver Aba.,

Meanwhile, Wike has maintained that he is still a member of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This is despite the threats to expel him from the main opposition party.

Africa Today News, New York recalls that Wike fell out with the PDP hierarchy in the run-up to the 2023 presidential election.

He had insisted the party maintain its internal power-sharing formula by zoning the presidential ticket to southern Nigeria.

He then worked for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), leading to the emergence of President Bola Tinubu, who later appointed him as a minister.

“I am a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),” he said during a media parley with selected journalists in Abuja. “Have you ever seen me change anything?

Wike has been absent from major meetings of the PDP and has not been seen campaigning for them in the recent off-cycle elections, he does not regret his action.

Africa Today News, New York

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