The political tussle in Rivers State, between the immediate past Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, and his successor, Governor Siminalayi Fubara seems to be nowhere near the end.

Indeed, after the intervention of President Bola Tinubu, many people had thought that the oil rich state would go back to the peace it once enjoyed.

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But no, things did not return to normal, in fact, it got worse.

Fubara: Wike And The History Of Mistakes
Governor Fubara & Nyesom Wike

This crisis has lasted for months and Nigerians cannot help but wonder when it will end.

Also, many people say that it is Wike who is solely responsible for this crisis.

As we speak, Nyesom Wike is the current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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Agreement Is Agreement

Many Nigerians have called out the ace politician, insisting that he should focus on his new role and leave the affairs of Rivers State to Fubara, who is now the number one citizen of the state.

As a matter of fact, Nigerians went as far as digging up a flashback of when Nyesom Wike vowed that godfatherism would not work in Rivers State.

He even promised to stay out of state affairs after leaving office.

This was supposed to be a wake up call for the former Rivers Governor.

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But trust Wike, his popular slogan “agreement is agreement” is the only language he understands.

It was in the heat of this crisis that Wike decided to open up to Nigerians.

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Wike revealed that he made a huge mistake in supporting Governor Siminalayi Fubara to emerge as his successor.

I Made A Mistake

The ace politician who spoke on Saturday at the grand civic reception held at Ogu-Bolo in honour of Chief George Thompson Sekibo, shared some fresh details about the political crisis rocking Rivers State.

He begged for God’s forgiveness as well as the people’s forgiveness for making an error in judgment.

Furthermore, the FCT Minister vowed to correct his mistake at the right time.

Wike said: ” I want to say this clearly, in life we have made a mistake. I have made a mistake. I own it up and I say God forgive me.
“I have said all of you forgive me. But we will correct it at the appropriate time. I am a human; I am bound to make a mistake. So, forgive me for making a wrong judgement. So nobody should kill.”

Wike And The History Of Mistakes

This is not the first time Wike is claiming to have made a mistake in politics.

It started in 2016,

Then, Wike supported Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as PDP National Chairman, and later he claimed it was a mistake.

The same was the case with Prince Uche Secondus in 2017.

Before we knew what was happening, Wike said he made a mistake supporting Secondus as the then PDP National Chairman.

Wike’s mistake did not end there.

More Mistakes

In 2019, Wike said he made another mistake for supporting Tambuwal for PDP ticket.

There came 2021 with the same story.

The FCT Minister said he made another mistake by supporting Senator Iyorchia Ayu as PDP National Chairman.

Fast forward to 2024, Wike has claimed that he made another mistake with Fubara.

Charly Boy has predicted that very soon Wike will make another mistake for supporting Tinubu in 2023.

Mistake Maker Of The Century

As we speak, veteran singer and activist, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, better known as Charly Boy, has crowned the FCT Minister, the ‘mistake maker’ of the century.

According to Charly Boy, with the numerous mistakes Wike had claimed to have made, he would soon claim to have made another one by supporting Bola Tinubu in 2023.

You see, several allies of Wike had shown interest in succeeding him, but Governor Wike endorsed his former Accountant-General for the position.

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Fubara served Wike for over eight years.

After defeating 16 other contenders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary, Fubara, who secured 721 votes, thanked Wike for his support.

No Retreat, No Surrender

However, after winning the March governorship election, Fubara fell out with Wike, less than six months into his term.

Many people believe that Wike did not make any mistake.

These categories of people are certain that the former governor failed greatly in his plans and was only making excuses for his failure.

We cannot say for sure if this is true or false, but one thing is certain, Fubara is not backing down, and so is Wike.

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