The FCT Minister has dismissed a protest demanding his resignation, claiming that it was funded, despite acknowledging the importance of demonstrations in a democratic society.
Wike, who became the FCT Minister after Bola Tinubu became president, faced placard-waving protesters at the National Assembly this week, but he remains unfazed by their actions.
“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 asserted that he remained unfazed by the demonstrations, emphasizing that the protesters were motivated by financial incentives.
“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.”
The individual stated that his governing body is dedicated to guaranteeing that his strategies are aimed at improving the overall well-being of the residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“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”.
He claims that his administration will implement policies that will enhance the well-being of the citizens.