The Nigerian Patriotic Forum, a prominent group representing Abuja indigenes, has firmly rejected calls for the removal of Nyesom Wike as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This comes in response to the recent demand by the Network of Civil Societies for Economic Sustainability, urging Wike to step down from his position.
We reports that the group demanded the immediate resignation or sack of Nyesom Wike as Minister of the FCT alleging a deficiency in character required for his office and in a government that promises to renew the hope of Nigerians.
Addressing the media on Thursday in Abuja, Aliyu Sani, the chairman of the Nigerian Patriotic Forum, led a group of protesters to the National Assembly to express support for Wike and to counter what he labeled “falsehood” in the accusations against the minister.
Sani dismissed the allegations made by the Network of Civil Societies for Economic Sustainability, emphasizing that they were based on misinformation.
He stated, “Nothing can be further from the truth than this well-rehearsed and repeated falsehood.”
Sani clarified that Wike has taken proactive steps to ensure the revalidation of land ownership certificates with new security features.
This initiative includes the introduction of the National Identity Number (NIN) for individuals and the Bank Verification Number (BVN) for corporate bodies.
Sani revealed that since Wike assumed office as the FCT Minister, he has collaborated with the Corporate Affairs Commission, leading to the discovery and prosecution of individuals involved in the allocation of lands through 189 fake companies.
“The Abuja original inhabitants are with him. They will stand by him, and we are ever ready to come out to counter any protest aimed at tarnishing the hard-earned reputation of Wike, thereby dwindling his renewed vigour towards revitalizing the nation’s capital,” Sani declared.