Wike laughs off protest calling for his resignation

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has waved off a protest calling for his resignation, insisting that it was sponsored even though he agreed demonstrations are welcomed in a democratic setting.

Earlier in the week, some placard-bearing demonstrators gathered at the National Assembly, demanding his resignation.
Despite the move, Wike remains deviant, maintaining he is not bothered by such protests.
“Yesterday, somebody told me some people were carrying placards. Frankly speaking, I did not have time to even that. I was busy. I don’t want to be distracted,” he said at the inauguration of the resurfacing of 49 roads in the Asokoro, Wuse, and Maitama areas of Abuja.

“We want to be focused and deliver on the mandate Mr President has given to us. But one thing you must even understand is that this is democracy.
“So many people are entitled to their opinions. But what is important is that your opinion must be in line with what is good for the people of the FCT. We can’t continue to do the same thing the same way and expect to achieve different results.”
Wike claimed that the protesters were paid.
Wike says he is not bothered about the demonstrations.

“So, let nobody bother themselves that they were people who were paid. Yes, they have collected the money and that ended yesterday,” the minister added. “So, nobody should be worried that people are demonstrating.
“We have taken decisions to make sure our people are happy,” he said, maintaining that a “few people” cannot benefit at the “detriment of others”. According to him, his administration will make decisions that will improve the lot of the people.”

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