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“Don’t pull down the ladder you used in climbing” – Wike sends cryptic message to Fubara

FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, has sent a cryptic message to his estrange political godson and governor of Rivers State, Sim Fubara.

Politics Nigeria reports that the former Rivers governor, has been at loggerheads with his godson, Fubara.

Addressing traditional rulers in his Port Harcourt residence, Wike said it was dangerous to pull down the ladder used in getting to his position.

“Don’t pull the ladder that you use in climbing. When you are coming down, the ladder may not be there. And leave the ladder too so that other people can also climb the ladder,” Wike said.

The chiefs and other members of the traditional institution from Ogbaland in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state were led by their traditional ruler, Nwachukwu Nnam.

Wike assured the monarch that he would listen, insisting that he was disposed to peaceful resolution of the crisis.

The minister debunked claims that the political impasse was an ethnic war, insisting that it had no tribal colouration.

“We didn’t vote based on ethnicity…but for the unity of Rivers. We shall never be part of violence but will always support peace,” he said.

“There are rules within the political group you emerge. You cannot say that because an Oba has emerged and then an Oba will not follow the rules of the traditional institution. 

“No; an Oba will always obey the rules. So also in politics, there are things you must not do and there are things you must do.”

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