Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has said impeachment was not equivalent to a military coup as it has constitutional backing.
Goldennewsng reports that Wike asserted during a courtesy visit by the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Bala Mohammed, and his counterpart, Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa), Caleb Muftwang (Plateau), and Agbu Kefas (Traba), over the crisis rocking Rivers State.
Wike, a former Rivers governor, had worked for the emergence of Siminalayi Fubara as his successor, but the duo fell out in less than six months.
However, a crisis erupted at the Rivers House of Assembly on Monday over the move to impeach Governor Fubara, which led to protest in the state by some aggrieved youths.
In his chat with the PDP governor, Wike said he can not be intimidated, dismissing the rumours of interest in money belonging to Rivers state.
He reiterated that nobody can take away the political structure of the state.
Wike also appreciated the Governor’s Forum for the visit and appreciated President Bola Tinubu for the privilege to serve as FCT Minister, while reiterating his support for the President’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
He said, “Nobody can intimidate me. If I want to do something, I will do it. Impeachment is not a military coup; it is provided under the Constitution. I’m not interested in all the rumours, money, this, and that. Rubbish. Absolute rubbish. I just left office how many months ago? And I’m FCT Minister, so which money?
“But nobody can take away our political structure. No one. You cannot work and people will begin to bring enemies, those who fought you when you were struggling for the person to be in office. Nobody does that. I’m not a political ingrate, but don’t touch the political structure of the state. I will not shut my eyes”