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Nyesom Wike publicly apologizes: “I’m sorry for backing Fubara over Obuah”



Nyesom Wike publicly apologizes: "I'm sorry for backing Fubara over Obuah"

Minister of FCT expresses regret and seeks forgiveness during thanksgiving service


In a surprising turn of events, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, publicly expressed regret for his past support of Siminalayi Fubara over Felix Obuah as the governor of Rivers State. The admission came during a thanksgiving service organized by the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Felix Obuah, in Omoku on Sunday, January 14, 2023.


Wike’s unprecedented apology: A candid admission of regret


Known for his vocal and often decisive political stances, Nyesom Wike took many by surprise as he openly admitted to regretting his support for Siminalayi Fubara. The FCT Minister disclosed his remorse during the thanksgiving service, acknowledging the mistakes he made in advocating for Fubara’s candidacy over other aspirants, including Felix Obuah.


In a straightforward and remorseful tone, Wike confessed, “I regret every action I took in ensuring that Siminalayi Fubara became the governor of Rivers State.”


Admission of mistakes: Wike seeks forgiveness from the people


Wike didn’t stop at expressing regret; he went on to publicly seek forgiveness from the people of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area for not supporting their son, Felix Obuah, in his gubernatorial ambition. Despite Obuah’s generosity and support, Wike acknowledged his own lapse in judgment and pleaded for understanding.


Wike admitted to urging Obuah and other PDP aspirants to step aside for Fubara, a decision he now recognizes as a mistake. He acknowledged the importance of leadership transparency and courage in admitting errors.


“Leadership is all about firmness, it’s all about courage, it’s all about transparency. When a leader takes a decision that is wrong, nothing stops that leader from coming back to say, ‘I am sorry for that decision I took,” Wike emphasized.


A pained admission: Wike commends Obuah’s loyalty amidst opposition


During his speech, Wike highlighted the enduring relationship he shared with Obuah since 2004 when Obuah became the Chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government during Wike’s second tenure. Despite facing challenges and opposition from the government at that time, Obuah displayed loyalty and obedience to decisions made.


“In 2023, if you look at those whom ordinarily I should support for the governorship, Go Round (Obuah) should be one of them in the forefront,” Wike declared.


A call for unity: Wike urges leaders to admit mistakes


Wike’s public apology and plea for forgiveness underscored the need for humility and accountability among leaders. His admission of regret and call for unity sends a powerful message to the political landscape, urging leaders to prioritize the collective good over personal interests.

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